The Kite Runner at the Playhouse Theatre

Playhouse Theatre, London

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Following its West End premiere at the Wyndham’s Theatre, The Kite Runner transfers to the Playhouse Theatre

Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international best-selling novel, this powerful story has now been adapted into a stunning new stage production.

A haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, it follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.

The Kite Runner plays a strictly limited season from 8 June 2017 until 26 August 2017 at the Playhouse Theatre.


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.


The cast features Emilio Doorgasingh (Baba), Andrei Costi (Hassan), David Ahmad (Amir) alongside Ravi Aujla, Umar Pasha Jay Sajjid, Karl Seth, Lisa Zahra, Ezra Khan, Bhavin Bhatt and Tabla musician Hanif Khan.


Adaptation by Matthew Spangler and Directed by Giles Croft.


★★★★★ A spellbinding production – The Stage
★★★★ Impeccably acted – Sunday Express
★★★★ ust the ticket! – Metro
★★★★ Daily Telegraph

Important Notes

Age Restrictions: Please note that this is not a children's play. It is suitable for ages 14+.

Theatre Information

Playhouse Theatre
Address: Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5DE
Nearest Tube or Train: Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 77A, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176, 453

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