Casting announced for The Kite Runner

Published November 21, 2016

Final casting is announced for the West End premiere of The Kite Runner, a thrilling stage production of Khaled Hosseini’s award-winning tale of friendship, betrayal and redemption. The international bestselling novel and film, is a powerful story spanning cultures and continents, following one man’s journey to find redemption.

Adapted into a stunning stage production that has already mesmerised audiences across the UK, The Kite Runner is to transfer to the West End for a strictly limited 12-week season at Wyndham’s Theatre from 21 December to 11 March 2017.

Joining the previously announced Ben Turner in the lead role of Amir are Emilio Doorgasingh (as Baba), Nicholas Khan (Rahim Khan), Lisa Zahra (Soraya), David Ahmad (Kamal), Ezra Khan (Ali), Nicholas Karimi (Assef), Antony Bunsee (General Taheri), Hanif Khan (Tabla Player), Bhavin Bhatt (Wali / Doctor), Andrei Costin (Hassan / Sohrab), Johndeep More (ensemble), Natasha Karp (ensemble).

Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither Hassan or Amir can foresee the terrible incident which will shatter their lives forever.

Khaled Hosseini said: “The Kite Runner is a story that appeals to very powerful, universal human emotions, it transcends its cultural setting, its geographic parameters, and speaks about universal human experiences – brotherhood, being a father, being a son, friendship, the desire to be a good person and be able to look at yourself in a mirror with a sense of self-respect.”

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