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Broken Wings

    Watch a musical adaptation of Kahlil Gibran's Broken Wings that captures the spirit and heartbreak of the original perfectly. Enjoy a night of powerful and moving drama at the Dubai Opera this January!

    The Show

    What would a poet's first love be like? What inspired the pen of Kahlil Gibran to write the profound truth it did? The answers to these questions might come to you in this new production, a musical adaptation of Gibran's 1912 classic novella, Broken Wings.

    The year is 1923 and the place is New York City. An ageing Gibran narrates from his cold studio apartment. Weaving a tale with poetry and music, he transports us back across time and space, to a turn-of-the-century Beirut. An 18-year-old Gibran returns to the Middle East after 5 years in America, to rediscover his roots and complete his education. He falls deeply in love with Selma Karamy, the daughter of a family friend and wealthy businessman Farris Karamy. However, Selma soon comes under the scrutiny of Mansour Bey Galib, nephew of the powerful Bishop Bulos Galib, who has his eyes on the Karamy family fortune. Gibran and Selma must fight to reconcile their love for one another, whilst simultaneously navigating the rules, traditions and diktats that their society has laid down before them.

    Broken Wings raises some of the key issues of the time and must seem quite topical, and yet its universal themes seem to resonate with audiences even today. With debates about the fight for gender equality, the freedom to love who we love, tradition versus modernity, wealth versus happiness, immigration and the importance of ‘home’, this story has remained relevant even to this day, a century after the story was written. This brand new adaptation as a musical retains the moving and powerful qualities of the poet's original writings, and adds new harmonious and musical elements that will tug at your heartstrings gently and achingly, much like Gibran himself would have wanted to.

    Good for

    Lovers of Musicals | Kahlil Gibran Fans

    Cancellation policy

    These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

    Ratings & Reviews

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    Salvador Salar Puig

    Salvador

    4/5
    Jan, 2020
    Was able to find cheap tickets at the very last minute! Will definitely use this app again
    Ruth Parness

    Ruth

    4/5
    Jan, 2020
    easy to check out orders
    Stephen Clarke

    Stephen

    5/5
    Jan, 2020
    Easy and very pleasant experience
    venice villiers

    Venice

    5/5
    Jan, 2020
    Prices were good and the service was solid.
    POULIGNY Thierry

    Pouligny

    5/5
    Jan, 2020
    Excellent service. Keep the Good work

    Show Details

    Show Timings

    17th, 18th January 2020 8:00 PM
    18th January 2020 3:00 PM

    Duration
    2 hours and 5 minutes, including a 20-minute interval

    Audience
    Children under the age of 2 are not allowed inside the auditorium. All patrons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Written by
    Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan

    Directed by
    Bronagh Lagan

    Additional Information

    Available Facilities
    Paid Parking
    Wheelchair accessible
    Bar

    Rules and Regulations
    Latecomers will be allowed inside the hall only during a break.
    The door of the auditorium will be closed 5 minutes before the show commences.
    The use of any camera recording devices is strictly prohibited inside the hall.
    Bars open 2 hours before the show begins.
    All Boxes are General Admission, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Seats cannot be reserved before arrival.

    Your mobile tickets will be sent to your email. Please show the mobile voucher at the Ticket Redemption Point along with a valid photo ID to enter the Opera theatre.

    Ticket Redemption Point

    Dubai Opera, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Getting There

    By Bus

    Get off at Dubai Mall Metro Station using buses D01, D03A, F13. Then take the walkway to Dubai Opera along Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard.

    By Metro

    Get off at Burj Khalifa station on the red line. Take the walkway from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard to Dubai Opera. Please note that walking time is approximately 25 minutes.

    Validity
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