The Kite Runner
Playhouse Theatre, London
The Kite Runner - Playhouse Theatre, London
Age Restriction: Recommended age for content: 14+
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2017 sees the return of The Kite Runner to the West End as the hit play, which previously ran at the Wyndham’s Theatre, now makes a brief appearance at the Playhouse Theatre. For those that missed out on its first run in the capital, this will be an unmissable opportunity to pick up theatre tickets and see what critics and audiences have been praising.
Starring a talented cast of performers, the show is set to play at the West End venue from June and under the direction of Giles Croft it will once again provide a moving and memorable narrative that has already had a profound effect on fans of the novel and its film version.
The story of The Kite Runner takes us through an Afghanistan in turbulence as we meet the characters of Amir and Hassan, friends who reside in the Middle Eastern country as it is on the cusp of immense change and upheaval. What begins with a kite flying tournament soon goes in a different direction and Amir’s life will never be the same. Taking us through many well known events that shaped Afghanistan’s destiny over many decades we witness as Amir faces great guilt and regret over a devastating event that is personal to him. It is a powerful story that deserves to be told.
This is why it has had a long life since it was first put to paper. The original novel was published back in 2003 and whilst that alone won over readers, even more experienced the tale with the 2007 film adaptation that was directed by Marc Forster and written by David Benioff.
But then came 2009 and with it a new adaptation from writer Matthew Spangler, which would head out to various venues worldwide before arriving in the West End in 2016.
That production has now completed its run at the Wyndham’s Theatre and will transfer to the Playhouse after both An Inspector Calls and David Baddiel’s My Family: Not The Sitcom finish their appearances earlier in the year.
It opens at the West End’s Playhouse Theatre on Thursday 8th June 2017. It should not be missed.
Show & Venue InformationPlayhouse Theatre
Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Saturday, 29 July 2017
2 hours and 40 mins including an interval
Recommended age for content: 14+