The Kite Runner’s critically acclaimed West End stage success continues to soar to new heights, as the news is announced that the production’s second West End season of the year, at the Playhouse Theatre, is being extended by a month to 26 August.
Elsewhere, Emilio Doorgasingh, who is returning to the show in the pivotal role of Baba, will be joined by Andrei Costin as Hassan, David Ahmad, who now plays the show’s narrator, Amir, Lisa Zahra, Ezra Khan, Bhavin Bhatt and Tabla musician Hanif Khan. New to the West End cast are Ravi Aujla, Umar Pasha Jay Sajjid and Karl Seth.
Emilio has been nominated Best Actor of the Year in the annual Eastern Eye Arts Culture & Theatre Awards, for The Kite Runner’s West End premiere at Wyndham’s Theatre. The winners will be announced on May 21 at a ceremony in London.
After winning rave reviews at Wyndham’s Theatre, The Kite Runner announced that it would fly again in the West End in a strictly limited 8-week season at the Playhouse Theatre from 8 June, which producers have today announced will be elongated by a month-long extension to the end of August. Tickets are now on sale for the extra dates to Saturday 26 August.
The production will then tour 11 cities and towns across the UK from 31 August, starting at Nottingham Playhouse, with more dates to be announced for 2018.
Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international best-selling novel, this haunting and powerful story has been adapted into a stunning stage production. A haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, it follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.
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…
The Kite Runner, published in 2003, was Khaled Hosseini’s first novel. It became an instant bestseller across the globe and has since been published in 70 countries, selling 31.5 million copies in 60 languages. The stage production is adapted by Matthew Spangler and directed by Giles Croft.
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