A stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s interntational best selling and award-winning novel, The Kite Runner will receive its West End premiere in December.
Set against the backdrop of a bitterly divided Afghanistan, Hosseini’s novel tells the story of two childhood friends whose lives are forever changed by a terrible incident. A powerful story of friendship spanning cultures and continents, The Kite Runner follows one man’s journey to find redemption.
Hosseini said: “The Kite Runner is a story that appeals to very powerful, universal human emotions, it transcends its cultural setting, its geographic parameters, and speaks about universal human experiences.”
Adapted by Matthew Spangler, the production received its European premiere in 2013, in a co-production between Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman. The production subsequently toured the UK and was nominated for a WhatsOnStage Award for Best Regional Production.
Giles Croft returns to direct a cast led by Ben Turner (Casualty) who reprises his performance from the UK tour.
Turner said: “There’s something almost Shakespearian about this story, the things it deals with are so big. It’s betrayal, revenge, redemption.”
The Kite Runner plays a limited run from 21 December 2016 until 10 January 2017 at Wyndham’s Theatre.