It has been confirmed that Giles Croft’s production of Khaled Hosseini’s best selling novel will return to the West End, following a successful run at the Wyndham’s Theatre earlier this year.
Having wowed audiences and critics alike at Wyndham’s Theatre, where it closed earlier this month, producers have confirmed that the production will transfer to the Playhouse Theatre for a limited eight week season from the 8th June.
Casting for this strictly limited season has yet to be confirmed.
Based on Khaled Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner is a tale of friendship that spans cultures and continents to explore one man’s journey to confront his past and to find redemption. Set against the background of Afghanistan, a country on the verge of war and a kite flying tournament – one tragic event will tear two friends lives apart.
Speaking about the news in a statement, the producers said: “We were completely overwhelmed by the response from audiences at Wyndham’ s Theatre. Sold out houses and a standing ovation at every single show; Londoners took this haunting show to their hearts and we are thrilled to be able to return so soon to the West End for a strictly limited summer season.”
The Kite Runner was adapted for the stage by Matthew Spangler and directed by Giles Croft. It is produced in the West End by Martin Dodd for UK Productions and Derek Nicol & Paul Walden for Flying Entertainment. It was originally produced by Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse.
Published in 2003, The Kite Runner was the first novel by Khaled Hosseini and has since been published 70 countries, selling 31.5 million copies in 60 languages.
The Kite Runner will play at the Playhouse Theatre from the 8th June until the 29th July. To book tickets visit: ATG Tickets.