“A necessary story showing the common human goal, to survive”.
The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a staged adaptation of the 2019 best selling novel by Christy Lefteri. Although a work of fiction, it is based on the author’s experience whilst working for two summers at a refugee camp in Athens.
Directed by Miranda Cromwell, the play tells the story of Nuri, a beekeeper from Aleppo and his artist wife, Afra.
Once living a simple life in the Syrian city of Aleppo, their lives are drastically affected by the outbreak of war. This traumatic event accompanies them on their journey to England, following in the footsteps of Nuri’s cousin, and fellow beekeeper, Mustafa.