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The Kite Runner

Playhouse Theatre

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Critically acclaimed drama The Kite Runner soars again in the West End, as the powerful story of a friendship spanning cultures and continents transfers to the Playhouse Theatre.

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Critically acclaimed drama The Kite Runner soars again in the West End, as the powerful story of a friendship spanning cultures and continents transfers to the Playhouse Theatre.

Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international best-selling novel, this powerful story has been adapted into a stunning new 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.

In a divided country on the verge of war, a beautiful afternoon in Kabul sees the thrill and childlike joy of a kite flying tournament. Little do two childhood friends, Hassan or Amir, know, but they are about to be ripped from their homes and have their friendship torn apart, in a terrible incident which shatters their lives forever.

Set in in Afghanistan and following the story of a young boy in the tumultuous times of the Soviet invasion, the exodus of refugees and the subsequent the rise of the Taliban regime, this is a poignant and pertinent story.

The Kite Runner has been published in 70 countries, selling 31.5 million copies in 60 languages, and was adapted into an acclaimed 2007 film.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 08/06/2017

Closing Night: 26/08/2017

Running time: 2h20

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Cast & Creative


Andrei Costin, David Ahmad, Emilio Doorgasingh, Lisa Zahra, Ezra Khan, Bhavin Bhatt, Hanif Khan, Ravi Aujla, Umar Paha, Jay Sajjid, Karl Seth


Director - Giles Croft

Producer - Martin Dodd for UK Productions and Derek Nicol & Paul Walden for Flying Entertainment

Author - Khaled Hosseini

Music By - Hanif Khan

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