The Beekeeper of Aleppo world premiere announced

by Alison O'Hanlon
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Nottingham Playhouse, in association with Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and UK Productions Ltd, announce the full cast of the world premiere of Nesrin Alrefaai and Matthew Spangler’s stage adaptation of Christy Lefteri’s gripping best selling novel, The Beekeeper of Aleppo

Reuniting the team that produced the international stage sensation The Kite Runner, the production opens at Nottingham Playhouse on 3 February before heading to Liverpool Playhouse and then a national tour in the Spring and early Summer – including Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre from 11 to 15 April.

‘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’ 

The Beekeeper of Aleppo tells the story of Nuri, a beekeeper; and 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.

The Beekeeper of Aleppo cast: Alfred Clay, Roxy Faridany, Joseph Long, Aram Mardourian bottom row – Daphne Kouma, Nadia Williams, , Elham Mahyoub, Fanos Xenofós, Lily Demir

Christy Lefteri’s novel was the 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. 

Tickets from €21.50 including booking fee for the Dublin show and are on sale now from

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