The Boy with Two Hearts Tickets London Theatre

The Boy with Two Hearts Tickets

3.5 (2) · Contemporary Drama

Wales Millennium Centre’s widely acclaimed adaptation comes to the National

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Overview

Herat, Afghanistan, 2000. When a young mother speaks out against the Taliban, she and her husband are forced to flee their home and country with their three sons. Embarking on a long and terrifying journey across Russia and through Europe, they seek final refuge in the UK. But, as their eldest son’s life-threatening heart condition worsens and requires urgent surgery, their escape soon becomes a race against time.

Amit Sharma directs this widely acclaimed stage version of The Boy with Two Hearts (BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week). Based on extraordinary real-life experiences, it is a powerful story of hope, courage, and humanity – and a heartfelt tribute to the NHS.

The original cast of Afghan and Iranian performers will return to their roles, including Shamail Ali, Dana Haqjoo, Farshid Rokey, Ahmad Sakhi and Géhane Strehler as well as the award-winning Afghan vocalist and composer, Elaha Soroor.

Age Recommendation: 10+
Contains occasional strong language, flashing lights and the use of haze. It is a true story which some audience members may find troubling.

Critic reviews

Tugs on the heartstrings

· The Upcoming

The Amiri family’s story is remarkable

· London Box Office

A modest, truthful piece of theatre blinking in the semi-commercial glare

· The Observer

Heartwarming story

· Broadway World

A heartwrenching yet sanitised tale

· London Theatre

Slick, moving adaptation

· Time Out

Engaging adaptation and sympathetic playing

· The Arts Desk

It is a powerful message indeed

· WhatsOnStage

Could have been a powerful refugee drama

· The Telegraph

Lively and warm refugee tale

· Evening Standard

Refugee family’s brutal journey to the UK is creatively told

· The Stage

Simplistic

· The Times
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Date & time

Show ended
Sat 1 Oct - Sat 12 Nov 2022, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

BSL Performance: Wed 9 Nov, 7.30pm
Audio-described & Touch Tour: Thu 3 Nov, 6pm & Sat 12 Nov, 1pm
Relaxed Environment: Wed 19 Oct, 2.30pm
Runtime: 2 hrs 10 mins

Venue

South Bank SE1 9PX London, UK · Get Directions
Photo by Jorge Lizalde
Photo by Jorge Lizalde
Photo by Jorge Lizalde
Photo by Jorge Lizalde
Photo by Jorge Lizalde
Photo by Jorge Lizalde
3.5
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