Nadim Naaman: co-writer of RUMI: THE MUSICAL 16.11.2021
RUMI: THE MUSICAL
The legacy of 13th century philosopher and poet Rumi has touched millions around the world and continues to make an impact in its universality and utilitarian nature; a legacy which has lasted eight centuries and has inspired all nationalities, ages, faiths and backgrounds. But how did it all begin? Rumi: The Musical examines the transformative and powerful relationship between Rumi and his mentor Shams Tabrizi, and how this extraordinary friendship, integral to Rumi’s development as both thinker and writer, impacted the lives of Rumi’s family, friends and followers, contextualising many of his popular words and works.
The Score is inspired by the global scale of Rumi’s outreach and influence, which has always broken cultural borders and resonated with hearts and minds across Continents; combining Middle Eastern authenticity with Classical influences and Contemporary Musical Theatre. With Book and Lyrics derived from Rumi’s poetry and philosophy, this powerful new show highlights timeless human values whilst asking challenging questions of cultural tradition, gender equality and the heavy price of success and fame on loved ones.
Rumi: The Musical is written by Dana Al Fardan and Nadim Naaman, based on a Story by Evren Sharma, with Orchestrations and Arrangements by Joe Davison, Vocal Arrangements by Nikki Davison and Middle Eastern Musical Supervision by Maias Alyamani.
Directed by Bronagh Lagan, Choreographed by Anjali Mehra and Produced by Ali Matar, this West End Premiere stars Ramin Karimloo, Nadim Naaman, Casey Al-Shaqsy and Soophia Foroughi.
“The score hooks you straight from the start - you are transported to the Middle East where classical influences and musical theatre meet head on, in spectacular fashion.”
Musical Theatre Review
23 & 24 November 2021 (7.30pm)
London Coliseum - St Martin’s Lane - London - WC2N 4ES
Box Office: www.londoncoliseum.org