A little while, a moment of rest upon the wind, and another woman shall bear me.

from 'The Prophet' by Gibran Khalil Gibran, 1923.

Born over a hundred years ago, Khalil Gibran continues to be an inspiration and spiritual beacon across the world today.

Gibran, the Play is inspired by Gibran's most famous book, The Prophet. Written over a hundred years ago in 1923 in New York by Lebanon's best known poet and painter, this book remains to this day on best selling lists around the world. It is read and quoted from - often at significant moments in people's lives - by millions.

This generous, funny and moving play contrasts through the relationship of Gibran and his sister Miryanna the loss of remembered Arab family warmth as they struggle to survive in America.

Memories of childhood and Gibran's own spiritual awakening in Mount Lebanon are juxtaposed with the everyday bustle and music of the Lebanese enclave in Boston's Chinatown, providing an insight into the poet's roller-coaster life and the people who had a great impact on it... the strong women, his sister, and Mary Haskell, his mentor.

A mix of drama, comedy and profound self-discovery, Gibran is an absolute 'must see', not only for Gibran fans, but for all those who are busy discovering their own spiritual journey.

With original sound-score from award winning composer Jules Deering, this production boasts stunning visuals, music and electric performances from a six strong cast.

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Original West End Cast

  • Fanos Xenofós

    Gibran Khalil Gibran

  • Lara Sawalha


  • Dina Mousawi


  • Stephanie Ellyne

    Mary Haskell

  • Nabil Elouahabi

    Marzoo & Ottoman Ambassador

  • Zak Sawalha


  • The Creative Team

    • Nadim Sawalha |


      Nadim first worked in this country as a radio programmes producer for the BBC Arabic Service. Since then he has worked extensively on the London Stage, TV and in international films. Two years ago he starred in the title role of the film 'Captain Abu Raed', directed by Amin Matalqa, the first Jordanian feature film in fifty years, and for which he won the award for best actor at the Dubai International Film Festival in December 2007and three more internationally. He has written and staged four other pieces, a satire, 'All I Want Is A British Passport' - Mohammad al Fayed's struggle against the British government to obtain a passport, 'Prophet in Exile', 'Ousama, Memoirs of a Moslem Nobleman' and 'Love In Andalucia', memoirs of 12th Century Spain. In 1997 Nadim was both surprised and delighted to be the subject of THIS IS YOUR LIFE for BBC1.

    • Jules Deering |

      Lighting and Sound Designer

      Jules Deering is a lighting, sound and video designer and composer whose work has supported productions across the UK, and as far afield as Canada, Mexico, Eastern Europe and Hong Kong. He currently works as a technical director of drama at the University of London. He lives in North London with his partner and daughter and holds a lifelong ambition to keep bees.

    • Ali Matar |




      The producer, Ali Matar (Ph.D.), a member of the Independent Theatre Council (London), has been involved in the Entertainment business since 1997. Matar spent the vast majority of his life in the United Kingdom and has been involved in the production of many events in London and concerts at the Royal Albert Hall.

    • Sama Mara |

      Publicity Designer



      Sama Mara is a visual artist specialising in traditional Islamic geometry. He applies this knowledge in a diverse range of techniques both traditional and contemporary including Photography, Design, Painting and Animation.

    • NGPath |

      Media Partner



      NGPath is a Digital Media Agency based in Dubai. As the Media Partner we're working with the creative team on the branding, corporate identity, marketing and advertising material for Rest Upon the Wind play. NGPath delivers what it promises and beyond. Services include Branding, Website design and development, online advertising, search engine optimisation and more.