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The Kite Runner

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A haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, follows one man's journey to confront his past and find redemption. Based on Khaled Hosseini's international best-selling novel.
The Kite Runner at the Playhouse Theatre

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Genre: Drama

Giles Croft

Khaled Hosseini, adapted by Matthew Spangler

Martin Dodd for UK Productions and Derek Nicol & Paul Walden for Flying Entertainment - originating producers: Nottingham Playhouse, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse

Jonathan Girling

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

Having mesmerized audiences across the country and at Wyndham's Theatre, the play returns for a limited West End run.


A haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, it follows one man's journey to confront his past and find redemption.

"There is a way to be good again".

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.

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Previews from:Thursday 8 June 2017

Press night:Monday 19 June 2017

Closes:Saturday 26 August 2017

Performance days & times


Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm



Thursday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm



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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.)


Director: Giles Croft
Designer: Barney George
Musical direction: Jonathan Girling
Lighting: Charles Balfour
Sound: Drew Baumohl
Projections: William Simpson
Fight director: Philip D'OrlĂ©ans
Movement: Kitty Winter

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