The Kite Runner - Now in rehearsal

Friday 5th April 2013

Cast announced for European premiere of The Kite Runner

This April we look forward to staging the European Premiere of The Kite Runner, adapted for the stage by Matthew Spangler from Khaled Hosseini’s bestselling novel. The play is now in rehearsal and we are delighted to announce the cast who will be appearing in the production, directed by Giles Croft.

The ensemble cast is led by Ben Turner, well-known for his role as Jay Faldren in BBC’s Casualty. Turner has also appeared on screen in Syriana and Adulthood while his theatre credits include Richard II (Donmar Warehouse) and Awake and Sing (Almeida). Alongside Turner will be Farshid Rokey (Mogadishu, Lyric Hammersmith/ Royal Exchange and Tour; Family Tree, HBO/BBC), while their tormentor, Assef, is portrayed by Nicholas Karimi (War Horse, National Theatre/ New London Theatre; The Double, Theatre Royal Bath).

Also included in the cast are Antony Bunsee (Richard III, Henry V, RSC; Passage to India, Shared Experience, Eastenders, BBC), Emilio Doorgasingh (Eastenders, BBC, Kingdom Of Heaven), Nicholas Khan (Voyager, Arcola Theatre, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Nottingham Playhouse/ Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse), David Ahmad (Potted Potter, Little Shubert Theatre, New York; The Good Soul of Szechuan, Watford Palace Theatre), Ezra Khan (War Correspondents, National Theatre Studio; Macbeth, Barbican), Waleed Akhtar (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen; Betrayed, Tron Theatre Company) and Lisa Zahra (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Torch Theatre). Renowned tabla player Hanif Khan will be providing a unique musical accompaniment to the play.

The Kite Runner will be on from April 26 until May 18. Look out for the trailer on our website next week. To book tickets for the show click here or call our Box Office on 0115 941 9419.