The Kite Runner at the Playhouse Theatre


Thursday 15 June 2017


London West End - Shows

Based on Khaled Hosseini's international best-selling novel, this haunting tale of friendship spanning cultures and continents is now in the West End and we have great ticket offers from £22.
The Kite Runner at the Playhouse Theatre

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Based on Khaled Hosseini's international best-selling novel, this stage production has already enjoyed a hugely successful run at Wyndham's Theatre gaining a clutch of five star ratings from the critics.


Now, it's playing at the Playhouse Theatre until 26 August and we have tickets from just £22 with offers saving up to 16% - but you'll need to hurry and book by 30 June!


And look out next Tuesday for ActDrop's review of The Kite Runner!


Synopsis


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 Kite Runner is adapted by Matthew Spangler and directed by Giles Croft.


It is produced in the West End by Martin Dodd for UK Productions and Derek Nicol & Paul Walden for Flying Entertainment.


It was originally produced by Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse.


The producers recently announced a major 11-venue UK tour following the West End season.


The show will open at Nottingham Playhouse (31 Aug - 9 Sept) then visit Glasgow Theatre Royal (11 - 16 Sept), Leeds West Yorkshire Playhouse (19 - 23 Sept), Cambridge Arts Theatre (25 - 30 September), Salford Lowry (3 - 7 Oct) , Edinburgh King's Theatre (9 - 14 Oct), Sheffield Lyceum (17 - 21 Oct), Cheltenham Everyman (30 Oct - 4 Nov), Bath (6 - 11 Nov), Brighton Theatre Royal (14 - 18 Nov), Exeter Northcott Theatre (21- 25 Nov).


Further 2018 tour dates will be announced soon.


Cast


David Ahmad - Amir

Andrei Costin - Hassan/Sohrab

Ravi Aujla - General Taheri/Raymond Andrews

Umar Pasha - Kamal/Zaman

Jay Sajjid - Wali/Doctor

Karl Seth - Rahim Khan/Dr Schneider/Omar Faisil

Emilio Doorgasingh - Baba

Lisa Zahra - Soraya/Mrs Nguyen

Ezra Faroque Khan - Ali/Farid

Bhavin Bhatt - Assef

Hanif Khan - Musician

Oliver Gyani - Ensemble

Danielle Woodnutt - Ensemble


(All other characters played by members of the company.)


Creatives


Author: Khaled Hosseini, adapted by Matthew Spangler

Director: Giles Croft

Designer: Barney George

Musical direction: Jonathan Girling

Lighting: Charles Balfour

Sound: Drew Baumohl

Projections: William Simpson

Fight director: Philip D'Orléans

Movement: Kitty Winter


Venue


Playhouse Theatre

Northumberland Avenue

London WC2N 5DE


Dates


Continues to 26 August 2017


Mon to Sat at 7-30pm


Matiness: Thurs and Sat at 2-30pm


Tickets


From £22 - savings up to 16%!

Buy tickets for The Kite Runner


Links

The Kite Runner - Wikipedia

ActDrop listing for The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner UK tour site


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