★★★★★ (4.75) The Reviews Hub

“Emotionally charged and beautifully staged. A truly must see production.”

★★★★ The Telegraph

“Sparklingly assured… impressive show… anchored in strong performances from a uniformly excellent ensemble cast.” 

★★★★ LondonTheatre1

“The audience gave the actors a rapturous standing ovation. Go see it and you will, too”. 

★★★★ Manchester Evening News

“A production that more than tugs at the heart strings yet also has an uplifting quality…you can’t fail to be moved by it.”  

★★★★ The Theatre Talk

This is a solid piece of quality theatre which is not to be missed” 

★★★★ Broadway World

“The staging is stunning…..a beautiful and gripping piece of theatre…a fantastic page-to-stage adaptation” 

★★★★ The Scotsman

“Miranda Cromwell’s fast moving , inventive production boasts a strong ensemble cast…. is epic in ambition and human in scale.” 

Shropshire Star

“a powerful theatre production” 

★★★★ Broadway World

“Essential viewing… There is hope and beauty to be found in the The Beekeeper of Aleppo”


“The script is clever and candid…”

The Times

“openhearted…” and “beautifully acted…”

“…treads adroitly between past and present, between locations in Aleppo and Yorkshire, Turkey and Athens.”

The Stage

“Among a rush of emblematic images, we are shown roiling waves, swarming bees and, in one moving scene, a slow tracking shot that leads us through a devastated, eerily abandoned city.”

★★★★ Arts City Liverpool

“gripping depiction of the worst-and best-of humanity”

★★★★ (East Midlands)

“It depicts two people traumatised by horrific events who must make their way to safety, but also back to each other … If this sounds bleak, there are touches of humour to punctuate the play … His wry observations hit the mark, interspersing a script which contains a fair amount of exposition and reportage.”

★★★★ The Telegraph

“This very well-acted adaptation of Christy Lefteri’s heart-tugging bestseller… a stirring account of Syrian refugees’ odyssey towards safety.”

British Theatre Guide

“Ten years after the première of The Kite Runner, one of Nottingham Playhouse’s most successful productions, the theatre looks destined to repeat that success with its latest offering, The Beekeeper of Aleppo.”

British Theatre Guide

“Nottingham Playhouse is definitely on another winner with The Beekeeper of Aleppo which deserves to be just as successful as The Kite Runner.”

The Guardian

“…a power in this refugee tale”

What’s On Stage

“On stage, the grief is quiet but profound and particularly striking…”

“…unforgettable characters… free-flowing dialogue that really brings light to the story.”

“A mighty ensemble cast…”

“The Beekeeper of Aleppo is wonderfully written and performed…”

The Broken Spine

“I implore you to book tickets…you will not be disappointed