New production images have been released for the new West End run of The Kite Runner at the Playhouse Theatre, which officially opens on the 19th June. 

The Kite Runner Theatre Rhamin Khan (Karl Seth) Amir (David Ahmad) Photo Irina Chira
Rhamin Khan (Karl Seth) and Amir (David Ahmed). (c) Irina Chira. 

Based on Khaled Hosseini’s best selling novel and following its successful run at the Wyndham’s Theatre earlier this year, The Kite Runner heads back to the West End with a brand new cast.

The production now sees David Ahmad playing the show’s narrator, Amir. He is also joined by Ravi Aujla, Umar Pasha  Jay Sajjid and Karl Sethnew to the production. The new run at the Playhouse Theatre sees Emilio Doorgasingh return to the show to play the pivotal role of Baba.

Lisa Zahra, Ezra Khan, Bhavin Bhatt and Tabla musician Hanif Khan will also be returning to the production. 

The Kite Runner Playhouse Theatre Amir (David Ahmad) Hassan (Andrei Costin) Photo Irina Chira
Amir (David Ahmed) and Hassan (Andrei Costin). (c)Irina Chira. 

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 production is directed by Giles Croft and adapted for the stage by Matthew Spangler. It is produced in the West End by Martin Dodd for UK Productions and Derek Nicol & Paul Walden for Flying Entertainment and was originally produced by Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse.

 

The Kite Runner Playhouse Theatre Amir (David Ahmad) Soraya (Lisa Zhara) Photo Irina Chira.jpg
David Ahmed and Lisa Zhara. (c) Irina Chira. 

Producers have also recently announced that following its run in the West End, the production will embark on a UK tour. The Kite Runner will open at Nottingham Playhouse (31 Aug – 9 Sept) then visit 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). More tour dates for 2018 are yet to be announced.

The Kite Runner Playhouse Theatre Sohrab (Andrei Costin) Amir (David Ahmad) Soraya (Lisa Zhara) Photo Irina Chira
Andrei Costin, David Ahmad and Lisa Zhara. (c) Irina Chira. 

The Kite Runner will play at the Playhouse Theatre until the 26th August. To book tickets visit: ATG Tickets, Ticketmaster.co.uk,  See Tickets.com, Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Last Minute.com,Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.

 

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