The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner Tickets

Wyndham's Theatre
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West End

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.

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 comes to the Wyndham’s Theatre for a strictly limited season from 21 December 2016.

The Kite Runner Synopsis: 

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.

Age Restrictions: 
Please note that this is not a children's play. It is suitable for ages 14+.
Adapted by Matthew Spangler from the novel by Khaled Hosseini
Martin Dodd for UK Productions and Derek Nicol & Paul Walden for Flying Entertainment
Giles Croft
Cast list: 
Ben Turner (Amir), Emilio Doorgasingh (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 and Natasha Karp.
The Kite Runner Schedule
Previews from: 
Wednesday, 21 December, 2016
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 10 January, 2017
Available from: 
Tuesday, 21 February, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 11 March, 2017
Saturday, 11 March, 2017
32-36 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA
Nearest tube:
Leicester Square

Latest The Kite Runner News & Features

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
First look at the West End production of The Kite Runner at the Wyndham's Theatre

Production photographs have been released for the West End production of The Kite Runner, adapted by Matthew Spangler from the novel by Khaled Hosseini. The production runs at the Wyndham's Theatre until 11 March 2017.

Monday, November 28, 2016
Interview with The Kite Runner star Ben Turner

Ben Turner is best known for playing Staff Nurse Jay Faldren for three years in BBC1’s hit serial drama Casualty. Having previously played the lead role of Amir in the stage production of Khaled Hosseini’s internationally bestselling novel The Kite Runner at the Nottingham Playhouse and on UK tour, he will return to the role in the West End premiere, running at the Wyndham’s Theatre from 21 December to 11 March 2017.

The Kite Runner Cast
Monday, November 21, 2016
Full cast announced for The Kite Runner in the West End

Full casting has today been announced for the West End premiere of The Kite Runner which runs at the Wyndham’s Theatre from 21 December to 11 March 2017, with an official opening on 10 January 2017.

Based on Khaled Hosseini’s award-winning tale of friendship, betrayal and redemption, the stage production arrives in London following a UK tour.

The Kite Runner
Friday, September 2, 2016
The Kite Runner to open at the West End's Wyndham's Theatre

After delighting audiences on a UK tour, the stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s international best-selling novel The Kite Runner will transfer to the West End for a limited run at the Wyndham's Theatre for a limited season from 21 December 2016, with an official opening on 10 January 2017, running to 11 March 2017.

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