UK Productions Presents a Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse production

The Kite Runner

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

Friday 29 August - Saturday 6 September 2014

Theatre - Tickets: £9.50 - £28.50

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


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Ahead of the National Tour, Khaled Hosseini’s hugely successful international best-selling novel, The Kite Runner, returns to 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+.



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

Production photo by Robert Day.

Dates & Times

The Kite Runner - Fri 29 Aug 7:45pm Fri 29 Aug Theatre 7:45pm £8.50 - £12
The Kite Runner - Sat 30 Aug 7:45pm Sat 30 Aug Theatre 7:45pm £10.50 - £28.50
The Kite Runner - Mon 1 Sep 7:45pm Mon 1 Sep Theatre 7:45pm £9.50 - £26.50
The Kite Runner - Tue 2 Sep 7:45pm Tue 2 Sep Theatre 7:45pm Press Night £9.50 - £26.50
The Kite Runner - Wed 3 Sep 7:45pm Wed 3 Sep Theatre 7:45pm Audio Described Performance £9.50 - £26.50
The Kite Runner - Thu 4 Sep 1:30pm Thu 4 Sep Theatre 1:30pm £9.50 - £15
The Kite Runner - Thu 4 Sep 7:45pm Thu 4 Sep Theatre 7:45pm Captioned Performance £9.50 - £26.50
The Kite Runner - Fri 5 Sep 7:45pm Fri 5 Sep Theatre 7:45pm Sign Interpreted £10.50 - £28.50
The Kite Runner - Sat 6 Sep 2:30pm Sat 6 Sep Theatre 2:30pm £9.50 - £15
The Kite Runner - Sat 6 Sep 7:45pm Sat 6 Sep Theatre 7:45pm £10.50 - £28.50



A hit

The Telegraph



Daily Mail


The Times


The Guardian

A triumph

The Public Reviews

Utterly absorbing from start to finish

Mail on Sunday

The best thing to be seen…so far this year

Nottingham Post

Beautifully performed

Financial Times

…Magic moments that can still the house

The Stage

A superb adaptation


Truly excellent


You will be captivated

Nottingham Confidential





Beautifully honest

Behind The Arras

Profoundly moving

Nottingham Live


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



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