⭐ RUMI – THE MUSICAL – WORLD PREMIERE ANNOUNCED FOR LONDON COLISEUM – STARRING RAMIN KARIMLOO, NADIM NAAMAN & MORE ⭐
Dana Al Fardan, one of the Middle East’s leading contemporary composers, and West End star Nadim Naaman today announce that their second major stage musical, Rumi – The Musical will get its world premiere at the London Coliseum in November 2021.
Rumi – The Musical will premiere as a semi-staged concert at the London Coliseum on 23rd & 24th November. The live premiere follows the release of a full-length concept album on Broadway Records.
Based on a story about the 13th century philosopher and poet Rumi by Evren Sharma, follows Al Fardan and Naaman’s 2018 debut ‘Broken Wings’, which premiered in the West End at the Theatre Royal Haymarket before touring the Middle East.
Led by Ramin Karimloo (as Shams Tabrizi) and Nadim Naaman (Rumi), Casey Al-Shaqsy (Kimya), Soophia Foroughi (Kara), the London Coliseum cast will comprise entirely of performers of Middle Eastern, North African and South Asian heritage, and will also feature a 25+ piece orchestra, conducted by Joe Davison.
Rumi – The Musical features a grand score which combines Middle Eastern authenticity with classical influences and contemporary musical theatre, with lyrics derived from Rumi’s poetry; Orchestrated and Arranged by Joe Davison, with Vocal Arrangements by Nikki Davison.
Produced by Ali Matar, Rumi will be directed by Bronagh Lagan, with choreography by Anjali Mehra and Middle Eastern Musical Supervision by Maias Alyamani. Full Casting and the full creative team will be announced soon
Tickets will go on sale on 14th September via the London Coliseum website.
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