Giles Croft’s acclaimed production based on Khaled Hosseini’s international best-selling novel will embark on a UK tour from the 21st February.

photo Irina Chira

Adapted for the stage by Matthew Spangler, the upcoming UK tour of The Kite Runner will see several of the West End cast return to the production.

Opening in Aylesbury on the 21st February, it has been announced that David Ahmad will return to the central role of Amir, with Andrei Costin as Hassan and Sohrab, Lisa Zahra as Soraya and Bhavin Bhatt as Assef, a role that led to him being named “Best Newcomer” at the Asian Media Awards.

The cast is completed by: Tiran Aakel, Ian Abeyesekera, Adam Samuel Bal, Christopher Glover, Rhian Mclean, Dean Rehman, Stuart Vincent, Stanton Wright with Hanif Khan as the onstage Tabla Player.

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 Kite Runner, published in 2003, was Khaled Hosseini’s first novel. It became an instant bestseller across the globe and has since been published in 70 countries, selling 31.5 million copies in 60 languages.

This acclaimed stage production is set to tour to Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre (21 – 22 February) then Dubai Opera, 27 – 29 February, Theatre Clywd, Mold (5 – 7 March), Richmond Theatre (10 – 14 March), Salisbury Playhouse (17 – 21 March), Leeds Playhouse (31 March – 4 April), Lowry, Salford (7 – 11 April), Churchill Theatre, Bromley (14 – 18 April), Wolverhampton Grand Theatre (21 – 25 April), Eastbourne Devonshire Theatre (28 April – 2 May), Plymouth Theatre Royal (4 – 9 May), Darlington Hippodrome (12 – 16 May), Cardiff New Theatre (19 – 23rd May), Inverness Eden Court (26 – 30 May), Woking New Victoria Theatre (2 – 6 June), Oxford Playhouse (9 – 13 June), Southampton Nuffield Theatre (16 – 19 June), Leicester Curve Theatre (22 – 27 June), Sheffield Lyceum (30 June – 4 July).

For more information about the UK tour visit: https://thekiterunnerplay.com/