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The Beekeeper of Aleppo


Evenings: 7.30pm
Matinees: Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm
BSL interpreted performance: Wed 7 Jun, 7.30pm
Audio Described & Captioned perf with pre-show touch tour: Sat 10 Jun, 2.30pm
Running time: 2hrs 20mins (including interval)
Recommended: 13+, adult themes and some strong language
This performance features strobes, flashing lights and haze

Martin Dodd for UK Productions Ltd proudly presents the Nottingham Playhouse production of The Beekeeper of Aleppo  

‘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 Leftieri’s best-selling novel has its world premiere in a brand new adaptation by Nesrin Alrefaai, and Matthew Spangler who adapted the hit West End and now Broadway stage version of The Kite RunnerThe production will be directed by Olivier Award winning Miranda Cromwell (Death of a Salesman – Young Vic, Piccadilly Theatre and Broadway).

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‘Sparklingly assured… impressive show… anchored in strong performances from a uniformly excellent ensemble cast’

The Telegraph

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‘Essential viewing… There is hope and beauty to be found in The Beekeeper of Aleppo

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