Critically acclaimed The Kite Runner soars again in the West End!
Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international best-selling novel, this powerful story has been adapted into a stunning new stage production. The Kite Runner play is 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.
Having previously run at Wyndham's Theatre, the play received daily standing ovations and was seen by over 60,000 people. The Kite Runner is based on the international bestselling 2003 novel which was published in over 70 countries, selling over 31.5 million copies in 60 different languages.
The Kite Runner cast features Davud Ahmad as the show’s narrator Amir, Emilio Doorgasingh as Baba, Andrei Costin as Hassan, alongside Lisa Zahra, Ezra Khan, Bhavin Bhatt and Tabla musician Hanif Khan. Kite Runner is directed by Giles Croft and produced by Martin Dodd for UK Productions and Derek Nicol and Paul Walden for Flying Entertainment.
The Kite Runner London venue is the Playhouse Theatre, near Trafalgar Square. It originally opened as the Royal Avenue Theatre in 1882 and hosted comic operas and burlesques in its early years before reopening as the Playhouse Theatre in 1907. The BBC took over the theatre in 1951 and converted it into a studio for live performances. Famous acts such as The Beatles, Queen and The Rolling Stones performed here. The BBC left the theatre in 1976 but it was restored and reopened again in 1987 with the musical Girlfriend.
Book The Kite Runner tickets with lastminute.com today and enjoy what The Stage has called a ‘seriously good piece of storytelling theatre’.
The Kite Runner running time is approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes, including an interval.
Please note: This production is suitable for ages 14+. This is not a children’s play.
★★★★★ ‘A SERIOUSLY GOOD PIECE OF STORYTELLING’ STAGE
★★★★ ‘A FIGHTING KITE THAT WILL COME UP WINNING’ The Independent
★★★ ‘AN ENTHRALLING TALE BEAUTIFULLY TOLD’ The Daily Telegraph
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This production is suitable for ages 14+. This is not a children’s play.