A Thousand Splendid Suns


In 1992 in an Afghanistan ravaged by war, an orphaned Laila is left alone in an increasingly threatening world. Her older neighbour Rasheed is quick to open his home and takes Laila as his second wife.
A Thousand Splendid Suns at Hackney Empire

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Hackney Empire
Starts: Wednesday 22 May 2019
Closes: Saturday 25 May 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 14+

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Synopsis


The European stage première of Khaled Hosseini's spiritual sequel to The Kite Runner.


In 1992 in an Afghanistan ravaged by war, an orphaned Laila is left alone in an increasingly threatening world.


Her older neighbour Rasheed is quick to open his home and takes Laila as his second wife.


Rasheed's first wife Mariam has no choice but to accept her younger, and now pregnant, rival.


As the Taliban take over, life for all of them becomes a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear and the two women find themselves unlikely allies.


In A Thousand Splendid Suns, love grows and sustains the human spirit even during the hardest of times.


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Box office tel: 020 8985 2424

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 22 May 2019

Closes:Saturday 25 May 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 2-30pm

Tickets


Standard:
£35 - £10

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Access information


The performance on Sat 25 May, 2:30pm will be captioned and BSL interpreted.

Creatives


Author: Ursula Rani Sarma, adapted from the novel by Khaled Hosseini
Production: Co-production between Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Northern Stage, in association with Nuffield Southampton Theatres

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