The Kite Runner flies back into Leeds following acclaimed West End seasons
Produced by Martin Dodd for UK Productions and Derek Nicol & Paul Walden for Flying Entertainment. Originally produced by Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse.
The Kite Runner
Adapted by Matthew Spangler
Based on the best-selling novel by Khaled Hosseini
Directed by Giles Croft
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Quarry Theatre
Press Performance Tue 19 Sept, 7.15pm
Tuesday 19 - Saturday 23 September 2017
Following two acclaimed West End seasons playing to over 100,000 people, The Kite Runner’sincredible stage success continues to soar to new heights, returning to West Yorkshire Playhouse in September.
Based on the internationally bestselling novel by Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner will transport the Playhouse to war-engulfed Afghanistan, as two childhood friends are torn apart by a terrible incident which will shatter their lives forever. A haunting tale of friendship spanning cultures and continents, The Kite Runner follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.
Directed by Nottingham Playhouse Artistic Director Giles Croft, the production stars award-winning Emilio Doorgasingh in the pivotal role of Baba, who was named Best Actor of the Year in Eastern Eye’s Arts Culture & Theatre Awards, and David Ahmad, who has won universal praise as the show’s narrator Amir.
Jo Ben Ayed, Ravi Aujla, Bhavin Bhatt, Amiera Darwish, Oliver Gyani, Ezra Faroque Khan, Umar Pasha, Jay Sajjid, Karl Seth, Danielle Woodnutt and Tabla musician Hanif Khan join the rest of the company.
The Kite Runner plays at West Yorkshire Playhouse from 19 – 23 September.