Full cast announced for The Kite Runner in the West End

Full cast announced including Ben Turner.

The Kite Runner Cast

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.

Joining the previously announced Ben Turner in the lead role of Amir are 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.

"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."

Originally published in 2003, The Kite Runner became a bestseller across the globe and has since been published in 70 countries, selling 31.5 million copies in 60 languages. The stage adaptation is by Matthew Spangler and is directed by Giles Croft. The production originally opened in 2013, produced by the Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse. It is produced in the West End by Martin Dodd for UK Productions and Derek Nicol & Paul Walden for Flying Entertainment, and was originally produced by Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse.

Ben Turner is best known for playing Staff Nurse Jay Faldren for three years in BBC1’s Casualty. He said of the show: “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.”

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