The Kite Runner

The second West End run of The Kite Runner, opening in June at the Playhouse Theatre, has revealed a month’s extension plus details of a new UK tour.

The London run of the play will open on 8th June, and the original eight-week run has been extended by a month to 26th August.

Tickets are on sale for the extended period now and groups of ten or more can benefit from discounted rates for Monday to Thursday evening performances and Thursday matinees.

The UK tour

The Kite Runner has also announced its first UK tour, which will visit 11 cities and towns across the UK from 31st August with more dates to be announced for 2018.

The tour will open at Nottingham Playhouse, and go on to visit venues including Glasgow Theatre Royal (11th – 16th September), Cambridge Arts Theatre (25th – 30th September), Sheffield Lyceum (17th – 21st October), Brighton Theatre Royal (14th – 18th November) and the Exeter Northcott Theatre (21st – 25th November).

Group travel organisers are advised to contact their chosen theatre for information on group rates and discounts.

The Kite Runner: synopsis

The show, described as one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption, tells the story of a young boy called Amir from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul. His closest friend is Hassan, a young servant of his father’s, but the two are to be torn apart due to the country’s division.

The story is set against the backdrop of some tumultuous events such as the fall of Afghanistan’s monarchy through the Soviet invasion, and the departure of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the rise of the Taliban regime.

The Kite Runner is based on the best-selling novel by Khaled Hosseini. It has been described as a haunting and powerful tale of friendship which spans across cultures and continents.

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