A Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse co-production

The Kite Runner

Adapted by Matthew Spangler, based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini

Friday 26 April - Saturday 18 May 2013

Main House - Tickets: £7.50 - £27.00

14+ Due to adult themes and occasional use of strong language. - 2h40, including a 20 minute interval.

Details

“For you, a thousand times over”

Based on Khaled Hosseini’s hugely popular international best-selling novel, The Kite Runner now makes its European stage premiere at the Playhouse.

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

Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and childhood friends, Amir and Hassan 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 of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives.

Due to the adult themes and occasional use of strong language in The Kite Runner, we have set a guideline age of 14+.

Cast

Kamal David Ahmad
Wali Waleed Akhtar
General Taheri Antony Bunsee
Baba Emilio Doorgasingh
Assef Nicholas Karimi
Ali Ezra Khan
Rahim Khan Nicholas Khan
Hassan Farshid Rokey
Amir Ben Turner
Soraya Lisa Zahra

Musician

Hanif Khan

Creative Team

Director Giles Croft
Designer Barney George
Lighting Designer Charles Balfour
Projection Designer William Simpson
Composer Jonathan Girling
Sound Designer Drew Baumohl
Movement Director Kitty Winter
Fight Director Philip d’Orléans
Accent Coach Sally Hague
Associate Lighting Designer Katie Pitt
Assistant Director Allie Spencer

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The Khaled Hosseini Foundation is a nonprofit organisation which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

Dates & Times

The Kite Runner - Fri 26 Apr 7:45pm Fri 26 Apr Main House 7:45pm Preview Hot Night £6.50 - £10
The Kite Runner - Sat 27 Apr 7:45pm Sat 27 Apr Main House 7:45pm Post Show Talk Preview Hot Night £6.50 - £10
The Kite Runner - Mon 29 Apr 7:45pm Mon 29 Apr Main House 7:45pm Press Night £6.50 - £10
The Kite Runner - Tue 30 Apr 7:45pm Tue 30 Apr Main House 7:45pm £8 - £20
The Kite Runner - Wed 1 May 7:45pm Wed 1 May Main House 7:45pm £8 - £20
The Kite Runner - Thu 2 May 1:30pm Thu 2 May Main House 1:30pm £7.50 - £13
The Kite Runner - Thu 2 May 7:45pm Thu 2 May Main House 7:45pm £8 - £25
The Kite Runner - Fri 3 May 7:45pm Fri 3 May Main House 7:45pm £9 - £27
The Kite Runner - Sat 4 May 2:30pm Sat 4 May Main House 2:30pm £7.50 - £13
The Kite Runner - Sat 4 May 7:45pm Sat 4 May Main House 7:45pm £9 - £27
The Kite Runner - Tue 7 May 7:45pm Tue 7 May Main House 7:45pm £8 - £20
The Kite Runner - Wed 8 May 7:45pm Wed 8 May Main House 7:45pm Post Show Talk Audio Described Performance £8 - £20
The Kite Runner - Thu 9 May 1:30pm Thu 9 May Main House 1:30pm £7.50 - £13
The Kite Runner - Thu 9 May 7:45pm Thu 9 May Main House 7:45pm Captioned Performance £8 - £25
The Kite Runner - Fri 10 May 7:45pm Fri 10 May Main House 7:45pm Sign Interpreted £9 - £27
The Kite Runner - Sat 11 May 2:30pm Sat 11 May Main House 2:30pm Audio Described Performance £7.50 - £13
The Kite Runner - Sat 11 May 7:45pm Sat 11 May Main House 7:45pm £9 - £27
The Kite Runner - Tue 14 May 7:45pm Tue 14 May Main House 7:45pm £8 - £20
The Kite Runner - Wed 15 May 1:30pm Wed 15 May Main House 1:30pm £7.50 - £13
The Kite Runner - Wed 15 May 7:45pm Wed 15 May Main House 7:45pm £8 - £20
The Kite Runner - Thu 16 May 1:30pm Thu 16 May Main House 1:30pm £7.50 - £13
The Kite Runner - Thu 16 May 7:45pm Thu 16 May Main House 7:45pm £8 - £25
The Kite Runner - Fri 17 May 7:45pm Fri 17 May Main House 7:45pm £9 - £27
The Kite Runner - Sat 18 May 7:45pm Sat 18 May Main House 7:45pm £9 - £27

Reviews

A hit

The Telegraph

Outstanding

Daily Mail

Utterly absorbing from start to finish

Mail on Sunday

A triumph

The Public Reviews

The best thing to be seen…so far this year

Nottingham Post

Gripping

The Guardian

Exhilarating

The Times

Beautifully performed

Financial Times

…Magic moments that can still the house

The Stage

A superb adaptation

LeftLion

Truly excellent

Chad

You will be captivated

Nottingham Confidential

Moving

Exeunt

Wonderful

Theatreworld

Beautifully honest

Behind The Arras

Profoundly moving

Nottingham Live

Provocative

Platform Magazine

Critical acclaim for the book:

Deeply moving

Sunday Express

A devastating, masterful and painfully honest story

Daily Telegraph

The Kite Runner is a first novel of unusual generosity, honesty and compassion

Independent

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