The Beekeeper of Aleppo

The Beekeeper of Aleppo stage adaptation to premiere at Nottingham Playhouse

The Beekeeper of Aleppo, Christy Lefteri’s best selling novel will be adapted into a new stage production, premiering at Nottingham Playhouse in 2023.

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. The Beekeeper of Aleppo tells the story of a Syrian beekeeper and his family who are forced to flee when everything they care for is destroyed by war.

Running from 3 to 25 February 2023, The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a story of connection between friends, family and strangers.

Lefteri’s novel is adapted by Nesrin Alrefaai and Matthew Spangler (who adapted Nottingham Playhouse’s international sell-out success The Kite Runner) and will be directed by Olivier Award winning Miranda Cromwell (Death of a Salesman – Young Vic, Piccadilly Theatre and opening on Broadway in September).

Nottingham Playhouse Artistic Director Adam Penford says –

The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a moving and timely testament to the resilence of the human spirit and above all, love. Based on the stunning novel, the award-winning team behind our hit production, The Kite Runner, bring this new adaptation to the stage. At the helm is one of theatre’s most exciting directors, Miranda Cromwell, and I’m thrilled to welcome her to the Playhouse for the first time.

The Beekeeper of Aleppo is produced in association with Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and UK Productions Ltd.


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