The Kite Runner
Based on Khaled Hosseini's international best-selling novel, this powerful story has now 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. "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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FULL CAST CONFIRMED FOR THE KITE RUNNER (29 NOVEMBER 2016)

Final casting has been confirmed for the West End premiere of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner.

Based on the best selling book and film, The Kite Runner is a story of friendship which spans cultures and continents, following one man's journey to confront his past and find redemption. Having been on a successful UK tour, The Kite Runner transfers to the West End for a limited 12 week run.

The full cast for the production, including the previously announced Ben Turner in the lead role of Amir, are Emilio Doorgasingh (as Baba), Nicholas Khan (Rahim Khan), Lisa Zahra (Soraya), David Ahmad (Kamal), Ezra Khan (Ali), Nicholas Karimi (Assef), Antony Bunsee (General Taheri), Hanif Khan (Tabla Player), Bhavin Bhatt (Wali / Doctor), Andrei Costin (Hassan / Sohrab), Johndeep More (ensemble), Natasha Karp (ensemble).

Khaled Hosseini said: "The Kite Runner is a story that appeals to very powerful, universal human emotions, it transcends its cultural setting, its geographic parameters, and speaks about universal human experiences - brotherhood, being a father, being a son, friendship, the desire to be a good person and be able to look at yourself in a mirror with a sense of self-respect."

The Kite Runner will play at the Wyndham's Theatre from the 21st December until the 11th March.



STAGE ADAPTATION OF THE KITE RUNNER TRANSFERS TO WEST END (6 SEPTEMBER 2016)

With sales of 31 million in 60 languages worldwide, The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini's award-winning tale of friendship, betrayal and redemption, is coming to the West End in a thrilling stage production. Adapted into a stunning stage production that has already mesmerised audiences across the UK, The Kite Runner is to transfer to the West End for a strictly limited 12-week season at Wyndham's Theatre from Wednesday 21 December 2016 to Saturday 11 March 2017.

The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini's international bestselling novel and film, is a powerful story of friendship spanning cultures and continents, following one man's journey to find redemption. Khaled Hosseini said:
"The Kite Runner is a story that appeals to very powerful, universal human emotions, it transcends its cultural setting, its geographic parameters, and speaks about universal human experiences - brotherhood, being a father, being a son, friendship, the desire to be a good person and be able to look at yourself in a mirror with a sense of self-respect."

The cast is headed by Ben Turner, best known for playing Staff Nurse Jay Faldren for three years in BBC1's Casualty. He said:
"There's something almost Shakespearian about this story, the things it deals with are so big. It's betrayal, revenge, redemption. We all make mistakes, we can all look back and think I shouldn't have done that. This story embodies that. On stage, the story can't help but suck an audience in. You can hear a pin drop and weeping in the audience. People are obviously deeply affected by it."

Director Giles Croft said:
"Following its huge success in Nottingham, at the Brighton Festival and across the UK, I'm delighted that The Kite Runner is transferring to the West End. The power and relevance of this timeless story doesn't diminish. I am looking forward to seeing the reaction of the audience to this production in London."

Gemma Bodinetz, Artistic Director of the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse said:
"After delighting and moving our audiences in equal measure we feel sure that The Kite Runner will be a remarkable addition to the West End and are very proud to be associated with it."





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Type of production: Play

Opened: 21 December 2016

Booking until: 11 March 2017

Running time: 2 Hours 30 Mins

Prices: £17.00 - £116.00

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