The Kite Runner Tickets
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The Kite Runner Tickets

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The Kite Runner Tickets

About The Kite Runner

This emotional and powerful stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s internationally best-selling novel comes to the West End following two highly successful regional runs and a brief UK tour. The award-winning tale of friendship, betrayal and redemption has left audiences weeping in the aisles at the beauty of the story telling and richness of the narrative that spans cultures and continents as it follows one man's attempt to confront his past and find redemption.

Having previously delighted audiences at the Wyndham's Theatre where it received nightly standing ovations and was seen by over 60,000 people, the production has announced it will transfer to the Playhouse Theatre for an eight week season from 8 June.

Adapted for the stage by Matthew Spangler and directed by Giles Croft, The Kite Runner is based on the original 2003 novel that has become a bestselling book around the world, published in over 70 countries selling over 31.5 million copies in 60 different languages. Set in Afghanistan, a divided country on the verge of war, it shows two childhood friends who find themselves about to be torn apart.

BBC's Casualty star Ben Turner takes on the lead role of Amir having previously played the role in Nottingham and around the country. Commenting on the scope and ambition of the play, he described it as an "origins story, something that no matter where you're from, the colour of your skin or your background, there's something in it that everyone can relate to. And it's Shakespearian in that respect, it's betrayal, forgiveness, redemption, it's guilt, and I think that is something that's universal."

A popular text for school students, The Kite Runner is set to be a fresh addition to the West End as it transfers to the Playhouse Theatre following a successful run at the Wyndham’s Theatre earlier this year.

Start date

7th June, 2017

End date

26th August, 2017



Suitable for ages 14+

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The Kite Runner cast and creative team

By: Adapted by Matthew Spangler from the novel by Khaled Hosseini
Director: Giles Croft
Producer: Martin Dodd for UK Productions and Derek Nicol & Paul Walden for Flying Entertainment
Design: Barney George
Lighting: Charles Balfour
Sound: Drew Baumohl
Other info: Original music by Jonathan Girling
Cast List: Davud Ahmad, Ravi Aujla, Bhauin Bhatt, Andrei Costin, Emilio Doorgasingh, Oliver Gyani, Ezra Faroque Khan, Hanif Khan, Umar Pasha, Jay Sajjid, Karl Seth, Danielle Woodnutt and Lisa Zahra


Playhouse Theater, Northumberland Ave, London, WC2N 5NS, United Kingdom, WC2N 5DE


Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross Station
Bus numbers: (Whitehall) 3, 12, 24, 53, 88, 91, 159, 453; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 29, 87, 139, 176
Night bus numbers: (Whitehall) 12, 53, 88, 159, 453, N2, N3, N5, N18, N20, N44, N52, N91, N97, N109, N136, N381; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, 176, N9, N11, N13, N15, N21, N26, N29, N47, N87, N89, N155, N343, N550, N551
Car park: Trafalgar (10mins)
Directions from tube: (2mins) Follow Embankment Place right under the bridge; turn right onto Northumberland Avenue and you will see the theatre.

More information about The Kite Runner

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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