As Eid approaches no doubt Bangla Mirror readers will be looking to book in their Summer activities and one theatre show that’s not to be missed will be the KITE RUNNER at the Playhouse Theatre in London open from now till August 26th. Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international best-selling novel, this haunting and powerful story has been adapted into a stunning stage production following one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. The Kite Runner, published in 2003, was Khaled Hosseini’s first novel. It became an instant bestseller across the globe and has since been published in 70 countries, selling 31.5 million copies in 60 languages. After winning rave reviews at Wyndham’s Theatre, receiving standing ovations at every show and captivating an audience of 60,000 theatregoers earlier this year, The Kite Runner announced that it would fly again in the West End at the Playhouse Theatre with an extended run up to 26 August. 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…
David Ahmad now plays the show’s narrator, Amir and New to the West End cast are Ravi Aujla, Umar Pasha Jay Sajjid and Karl Seth. Emilio Doorgasingh, who is returning to the show in the pivotal role of Baba, having been named Best Actor of the Year in the annual Eastern Eye Arts Culture & Theatre Awards for The Kite Runner’s West End premiere at Wyndham’s Theatre. Emilio returns to the show at the Playhouse Theatre together with Andrei Costin in a production adapted by Matthew Spangler and directed by Giles Croft. 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.
Producers also recently announced a major 11-venue UK tour following the West End season. The Kite Runner will open at Nottingham Playhouse (31 Aug – 9 Sept) then visit Glasgow Theatre Royal (11 – 16 Sept), Leeds West Yorkshire Playhouse (19 – 23 Sept), Cambridge Arts Theatre (25 – 30 September), Salford Lowry (3 – 7 Oct) , Edinburgh King’s Theatre (9 – 14 Oct), Sheffield Lyceum (17 – 21 Oct), Cheltenham Everyman (30 Oct – 4 Nov), Bath (6 – 11 Nov), Brighton Theatre Royal (14 – 18 Nov), Exeter Northcott Theatre (21- 25 Nov). Further 2018 tour dates will be announced soon.
To see the show in London dates available now up to 26 August 2017 with Performance times from Monday-Saturday 7.30pm with Matinees Thursday & Saturday at 2.30pm at the Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, London.WC2N 5DE. Tickets from £15.00 and Premium tickets available. For more information please see www.TheKiteRunnerPlay.com or call 0844 871 7631.