The Boy with Two Hearts (London, National Theatre (Dorfman), 2022) | Playbill

The Boy with Two Hearts



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.

Directed by Amit Sharma
Designed by Hayley Grindle
Lighting Design by Amy Mae
Sound Design by Tic Ashfield
Songs by Elaha Soroor
Composers Tic Ashfield and Elaha Soroor

Cast Includes Shamail Ali, Dana Haqjoo, Farshid Rokey, Ahmad Sakhi, Elaha Soroor, Géhane Strehler

Tickets £20


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