Final casting has been confirmed for the West End premiere of Khaled Hosseini’s  The Kite Runner, playing at the Wyndham’s Theatre from the 21st December until the 11th March. 

Kite Runner West End poster artwork

Based on the best selling book and film, The Kite Runner is a story of friendship which spans cultures and continents, following one man’s journey to confront his past  and find redemption. Having been on a successful UK tour, The Kite Runner transfers to the West End for a limited 12 week run.

The full cast for the production includes the previously announced Ben Turner in the lead role of Amir are Emilio Doorgasingh (as Baba), Nicholas Khan (Rahim Khan), Lisa Zahra (Soraya), David Ahmad (Kamal), Ezra Khan (Ali), Nicholas Karimi (Assef), Antony Bunsee (General Taheri), Hanif Khan (Tabla Player), Bhavin Bhatt (Wali / Doctor), Andrei Costin (Hassan / Sohrab), Johndeep More (ensemble), Natasha Karp (ensemble).

Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and two childhood friends 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 Hassan or Amir can foresee the terrible incident which will shatter their lives forever.

The story has been adapted for the stage by Matthew Spangler and is directed by Giles Croft.

Khaled Hosseini said: “The Kite Runner is a story that appeals to very powerful, universal human emotions, it transcends its cultural setting, its geographic parameters, and speaks about universal human experiences – brotherhood, being a father, being a son, friendship, the desire to be a good person and be able to look at yourself in a mirror with a sense of self-respect.”

The Kite Runner will play at the Wyndham’s Theatre from the 21st December until the 11th March. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk

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