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Tue 18 April - Sat 22 April

The Beekeeper of Aleppo

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Martin Dodd for UK Productions Ltd proudly presents the Nottingham Playhouse production of The Beekeeper of Aleppo, adapted for the stage by Nesrin Alrefaai and Matthew Spangler, from the International No.1 Bestseller by Christy Lefteri.

“In the midst of war, he found love.

In the midst of darkness, he found courage.

In the midst of tragedy, he found hope.”

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.

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 Runner. The production will be directed by Olivier Award winning Miranda Cromwell (Death of a Salesman – Young Vic, Piccadilly Theatre and opening on Broadway in September).

This compassionate and beautiful play is a story of connection – between friends, families and strangers.


‘It’s impossible not to be moved by Lefteri’s plea for humanity, and perhaps inspired too’ The Guardian

‘A story of loss, love, resilience and hope… it’s impossible not to be moved.’ The Observer

‘By creating characters with such rich, complex inner lives, Lefteri shows that in order to stretch compassion to millions of people, it helps to begin with one’  Time

‘This is a novel of international significance. Courageous, provocative, haunting, it will open our eyes’ Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz

‘Powerful, thought-provoking and beautifully crafted’ Choice Magazine