News: The Kite Runner Announces West End Extension and National Tour

News: The Kite Runner Announces West End Extension and National Tour

The Kite Runner announces a second West End season of the year at the Playhouse Theatre is being extended by a month to 26 August, as well as a tour 11 cities and towns across the UK from 31 August.

 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…

Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international best-selling novel,The Kite Runner is a haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents. It follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. After rave reviews at Wyndham’s Theatre and captivating an audience of 60,000 theatregoers earlier this year, The Kite Runner announced that it would fly again in the West End in a strictly limited 8-week season at the Playhouse Theatre from 8 June.

Emilio Doorgasingh, who is returning to the show as Baba, has been nominated Best Actor of the Year in the annual Eastern Eye Arts Culture & Theatre Awards. Other returning actors include Andrei Costin as Hassan and David Ahmad as narrator Amir.

Producers also announced an 11-venue UK tour following the West End season. The Kite Runner will open at Nottingham Playhouse before visiting Glasgow, Leeds, Cambridge, Salford, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Cheltenham, Bath, Brighton and  Exeter. Further 2018 tour dates will be announced soon.

The Kite Runner plays the Playhouse Theatre from 8 June – 26 August before embarking on a national tour. For more information and to book tickets, please see the website.

Photo courtesy of Robert Workman.