The Kite Runner receives critical acclaim

Friday 3rd May 2013

The European stage premiere of Khaled Hosseini’s bestselling novel, The Kite Runner opened here last Friday. Since then we have received enthusiastic reviews from critics, audience members and bloggers alike. Director Giles Croft is delighted with the response, saying: “It has been a privilege to bring such a complex and affecting story to the stage, to such a warm response.”

Press reviews

“A hit”
The Telegraph

“The performances in Giles Croft’s fine production are mesmerising, but as the hero and narrator Amir, Ben Turner is outstanding”
The Daily Mail

“Gripping”
The Guardian

“Ben Turner’s intense mix of anguish and self-loathing as Amir is both moving and painful, while Farshid Rokey is simply excellent as Hassan.”
Financial Times

“The best thing to be seen…so far this year.”
Nottingham Post

“A superb adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s hit novel”
LeftLion

Audience response on twitter

“Touching, poignant and beautifully done” @HelenBeighton

“The most incredible play I have seen in years!” @CatherineYork3

“A must see!” @lexiconlane

Reviews from Bloggers

“Quite simply breath taking.”
Love Chic Living

“Powerful”
Baby Budgeting

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The Kite Runner is here until May 18 before heading on tour to Brighton Festival (21 – 25 May) and then to co-producer Liverpool Playhouse (13 June – 6 July). To book tickets click here or call the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Photo by Robert Day.