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The Boy with Two Hearts

A Wales Millennium Centre production

By Hamed & Hessam Amiri
adapted for the stage by Phil Porter

From 1 October to 12 November
Running Time: 2 hours 10 mins incl. interval

The Boy with Two Hearts

 'A powerful chronicle of escape from Afghanistan.' ★★★★ Daily Telegraph

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. 

'Deserves as wide an audience as possible, from schoolchildren to politicians.'

Age guidance: 10+

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


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Original Production Sponsor

Generously supported by Peter and Jan Swinburn and Bob and Lindsay Clark.

The Boy With Two Hearts Ticket prices

Monday - Thursday evenings and all matinees:
£60, £45, £40, £30, £20

Friday & Saturday evenings:
£65, £50, £45, £30, £20

Previews 1 & 3 October:
£45, £36, £32, £25, £20

Preview 4 October:
£50, £40, £35, £25, £20

Access performances for The Boy With Two Hearts

BSL performance

Wednesday 9 November at 7.30pm

The signer for this performance will be Sandy Deo

Audio-described performances

Thursday 3 November at 7.30pm with a Touch Tour at 6pm
Saturday 12  November at 2.30pm with a Touch Tour at 1pm

Please note: These two audio-described performances are live commentary integrated with the actors' dialogue.

Each performance that does not have live audio description will have the option of pre-recorded audio description created by the writer and director. For more information, please contact the Access line -  020 7452 3961

Chilled performance

Wednesday 19 October at 2.30pm

We have an allocation of tickets held for members of our access list and if any of the Access performances above are shown as “Sold Out”, tickets may still be available: Please log in to your account to access them, or call Box Office on 020 7452 3961

Smart caption glasses

Will not be available for performances of The Boy With Two Hearts.

All performances will be creatively captioned and audio described in English. The audio description is pre-recorded apart from Thursday 2 November and Saturday 12 November.


Production team

Musicians (recorded)



Giuliano Modarelli




Al MacSween




Gurdain Singh Rayatt






Photography by AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, Unsplash/Jack Atkinson and Edan Cohen

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