Two hands are held with palms facing the sky, in the background a honeycomb shape and bees are flying


Tue 16 - Sat 20 May 2023
Tickets £20-£40 *

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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, Broadway).

From the producers behind the hugely successful West End and Broadway stage adaptation of The Kite Runner.

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Running Time



Tuesday - Saturday, 7.30pm
and Thursday & Saturday, 2.30pm: £20/£30/£35/£40 *

* All ticket prices include a £3 per ticket booking fee

Assisted Performances:

BSL Interpreted performance: Wednesday 17 May, 7:30pm

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