The Kite Runner’s incredible stage success continues to soar to new heights!
Following two acclaimed West End seasons, when it played to over 100,000 people and received standing ovations at every performance, this unforgettable theatrical tour-de-force will now tour to 16 cities and towns across the UK and Ireland in 2018.
Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international best-selling novel, this haunting and powerful story has been adapted into a stunning stage production. 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 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.
It has is adapted by Matthew Spangler and directed by Giles Croft. It is produced by Martin Dodd for UK Productions and Derek Nicol & Paul Walden for Flying Entertainment. It was originally produced by Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse.
The cast features:
Raj Ghatak in the central role as the show’s narrator, Amir. Raj played Sweetie in Bombay Dreams in the West End and was nominated Best Actor and Best Supporting Performance in a Musical. He recently played Miss Meena in Miss Meena and the Masala Queens (UK tour), Sandra Bollock in the world premiere of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Sheffield Crucible), The Low Road, TheSpiral/Rough Cuts, Shades, Unheard Voices, Free Outgoing (all Royal Court), Soho Sinders (Soho Theatre).
His TV credits include: Tom Hardy’s Taboo, Dead Set (BAFTA winner), The 7.39 (BAFTA nominated).
Jo Ben Ayed (as Hassan), Gary Pillai (Baba), Sorosh Lavasin (Assef), Ravi Aujla (General Taheri), Amiera Darwish (Soraya)
(Ali), Oliver Gyani, Rez Kabir, Umar Pasha, Jay Sajji, Karl Seth (Rahim Khan), Danielle Woodnutt,
Hanif Khan playing live music onstage throughout the production.
Hanif Khan is a professional tabla player and teacher. He has performed both nationwide and internationally at major music festivals and events. He has worked with some of the leading exponents of Indian classical music such as: Hariprasad Chaurasia, Rajan and Sajan Mishra, Ronu Majumdar, Nishat Khan, amongst others. Audiences have included Prince Phillip, Prince Charles and Sir Paul McCartney.
GRAND OPERA HOUSE YORK
Tuesday 8th – Saturday 12th May
Tickets: From £20
Box Office: 0844 871 3024