Beekeeper of Aleppo - Stage Adaptation at Theatre Severn April 4-8
02 Mar 2023

The stage adaptation of Christy Lefteri’s bestselling novel The Beekeeper of Aleppo will be at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn 4 – 8 April as part of its UK national tour.

The stage adaptation of Christy Lefteri’s The Beekeeper of Aleppo reunites the team that produced the international stage sensation The Kite Runner - and we're lucky to have the world premier at Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn this April 4-8. 

Directed by Olivier Award winning Miranda Cromwell (Death of a Salesman – Young Vic, Piccadilly Theatre and Broadway), the production will feature Alfred Clay (The Winters Tale – RSC) as Nuri and Roxy Faridany (This Is Going To Hurt – BBC) as Afra.

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.

Director Miranda Cromwell said: “I am so thrilled to be working on this beautiful adaptation of Christy Lefteri’s stunning book. An arresting, courageous exploration of one family’s struggle to deal with the aftermath of losing everything. It holds a mirror to this moment in our history when so many people are being forced from their homes. It is a call to arms for compassion, understanding, connection and love.”

Theatre Severn marketing officer Beki Poole added: “We’re delighted to be able to bring Christy Lefteri’s story to Shrewsbury this Spring. Audiences who attended the powerful stage adaptation of The Kite Runner at Theatre Severn in 2014 are sure to be moved once more by The Beekeeper of Aleppo. Early booking is most definitely recommended.”

Winner of the Aspen Words Award and one of The Times top three bestselling books of 2020, Christy Lefteri’s novel is brought to life on stage in a compassionate and beautiful play about the connection between friends, families and strangers.

Tickets for The Beekeeper of Aleppo at Theatre Severn are on sale now and can be booked online at, telephone (01743 281281) and from the venue Box Office.