Following popular demand, it has been confirmed that the second West End run of Giles Croft’s production of The Kite Runner will now play at the Playhouse Theatre until the 26th August. 

Kite Runner West End poster artwork

This second West End season for the production in 2017 follows the critically acclaimed run at the Wyndham’s Theatre earlier this year and will now play at the Playhouse Theatre from the 8th June.

It has also been announced that the production will tour 11 towns and cities across the UK from the 31st August. The tour will visit:  Nottingham Playhouse (31 Aug – 9 Sept),  Glasgow Theatre Royal (11 – 16 Sept), Leeds West Yorkshire Playhouse (19 – 23 Sept), Cambridge Arts Theatre (25 – 30 September), Salford Lowry (3 – 7 Oct) , Edinburgh King’s Theatre (9 – 14 Oct), Sheffield Lyceum (17 – 21 Oct), Cheltenham Everyman (30 Oct – 4 Nov), Bath (6 – 11 Nov), Brighton Theatre Royal (14 – 18 Nov), Exeter Northcott Theatre (21- 25 Nov), with further 2018 dates to be announced. 

Giles Croft’s production is based on Khaled Hosseini’s international best-selling novel and has been adapted for the stage by Matthew Spangle.

A haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, it follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. 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 cast for the production will see Emilio Doorgasingh return to the show in the role of Baba along with Andrei Costin. Meanwhile, new to the cast are Ravi Aujla, Umar Pasha  Jay Sajjid and Karl Seth.

Hosseini’s best selling novel was published in 2003 and became an instant bestseller across the globe, selling 31.5 million copies in 60 languages.

The Kite Runner will play at the Playhouse Theatre from the 8th June until the 26th August. To book tickets visit: ATG Tickets.  

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