The Kite Runner - Playhouse Theatre

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Venue Information
Playhouse Theatre

Playhouse Theatre
Northumberland Avenue
London
London
WC2N 5DE

Seating Plan

Directions

Directions
(2mins) Follow Embankment Place right under the bridge; turn right onto Northumberland Avenue and you’ll see the theatre.

Review Summary
Average Rating: 5 out of 5 stars based on 1 review(s)

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Latest Review: "If you've read the book you know the story and you won't be disappointed by this version. Brillia..."

The Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End welcomes The Kite Runner, the adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Khaled Hosseini. The renowned story has been a popular one since it was first published in 2003 and won over further audiences when it was adapted into a film from writer David Benioff and director Marc Forster.

Now it has also been adapted for the stage, with Matthew Spangler providing the script that will have a profound effect on those lucky enough to witness it in the West End.

Directed by Giles Croft, The Kite Runner tells the story of Amir and Hassan, who reside in Afghanistan on the dawn of immense change. What begins with a kite flying tournament becomes a tumultuous story full of danger and one that will turn their lives upside down. From the coup of the 1970s to the events of the last decade, it covers a period of upheaval that includes invasion and destruction as Amir faces guilt at the hands of a devastating personal event.

Audiences witnessing the show will witness a cast that includes Ben Turner in a lead role. The television performer has appeared in a range of parts over the years and has also made an impression on the big screen. His credits include Casualty (as Jay Faldren from 2008), Death In Paradise, WPC 56 and EastEnders, in addition to films like The Fifth Estate and 300: Rise Of An Empire. For the stage he has appeared in Richard II at the Donmar Warehouse, Awake And Sing at the Almeida Theatre and Maiden Voices From The Uprising at the Royal Court Theatre. He also previously played the role of Amir in The Kite Runner in a UK tour.

The original novel is widely acclaimed and was well received both by audiences and critics, with the film adaptation garnering equal praise. As a result there will be a large audience ready to experience this gripping and powerful tale when it lands in the West End for a brief run at the Wyndham’s Theatre. It has already accumulated critical acclaim and will make a big impression on audiences.

The Kite Runner is at the West End’s Wyndham’s Theatre from December 2016.

Show Information
Booking From: Friday, 25th August 2017
Booking Until: Saturday, 26th August 2017
Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Show Status: production_closed
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