The Beekeeper of Aleppo
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‘I was scared of the bees at first, but now, they make me feel alive. They are like a society in complete harmony with itself. Not like people at all, but maybe what people have the potential to be’
Nuri is a beekeeper, his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo – until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape. On their terrifying journey, they must face the pain of their own unbearable loss alongside incredible danger. Above all, they must journey to find each other again. This compassionate and beautiful play is a story of connection – between friends, families, and strangers.
Winner of the Aspen Words Award, Runner up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and one of The Times top three bestselling books of 2020, Christy Lefteri’s best-selling novel has its world premiere in a brand new adaptation by Nesrin Alrefaai, and Matthew Spangler who adapted The Kite Runner. The production is directed by Olivier Award winning Miranda Cromwell (Death of a Salesman – Young Vic, Piccadilly Theatre, and Broadway).
From the producers behind the hugely successful West End and Broadway stage adaptation of The Kite Runner.
Sparklingly assured… solid, impressive show… anchored in strong performances from a uniformly excellent ensemble cast”
★★★★ The Telegraph
Essential viewing… There is hope and beauty to be found in the The Beekeeper of Aleppo”
★★★★ Broadway World
Tickets from £15
Martin Dodd for UK Productions Ltd proudly presents the Nottingham Playhouse production
From the acclaimed novel by
Adapted for the stage by
Nesrin Alrefaai & Matthew Spangler.
The production cover’s themes of war, violence, murder, loss of a child, references to sexual abuse, mental illness, and forced migration. The show also contains strobe lighting, flashing light, haze and sudden loud noises.
Audio Described Performance: Fri 16 Jun 7.30pm (audio described by Julia Grundy and Carolyn Smith)
BSL Interpreted Performance: Thu 15 Jun 7.30pm (interpreted by Harjit Jagdev)
Captioned Performance: Sat 17 Jun 7.30pm (captioned by Stef Bell)
Relaxed Performance: Thu 15 Jun 2.30pm
Approx. 2 hours 20 minutes including an interval
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Take a look into the rehearsal room...
Credits include: The Winters Tale and The Comedy of Errors – RSC
Credits include: This Is Going To Hurt – BBC, and Magic Goes Wrong – West End
Credits include: Spiderman Far From Home – Marvel Studios, and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – tour & West End
Credits include: The Borrowers – Polka Theatre, and The Night Of The Iguana – Ustinov Studio
Credits include: Dirty Dancing – Secret Cinema, and Offside – Pleasance Courtyard
Credits include: The Darkest Part of The Night – Kiln Theatre, and The Meaning of Zong – Bristol Old Vic
Credits include: The Visit – National Theatre, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Lazarus Theatre
Credits include: Margot, The Most Famous Ballerina In The World – King’s Head Theatre, and Don Quixote of Algiers – White Bear Theatre
Credits include: The Secret Love Life of Ophelia – Greenwich Theatre, and Empty – Soho Theatre
Set and Costume Designer
Voice and Dialect Coach
Associate Film Designer
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