Hit play is back by popular demand

The Kite Runner at Nottingham Playhouse''Photo by Robert Day
The Kite Runner at Nottingham Playhouse''Photo by Robert Day

The Kite Runner is returning to the stage at Nottingham Playhouse later this year.

Back by popular demand, the play, based on Khaled Hosseini and adapted for the stage by Matthew Spangler, can be seen from August 29-September 6.

Ahead of a national tour, local audiencs get another chance to see The Kite Runner, based on the hugely successful international best-selling novel.

This haunting tale of friendship spans cultures and continents and follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.

Afghanistan is a country divided, on the verge of war.

Childhood friends Amir and Hassan 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 of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that will shatter their lives forever.

Directed by Giles Croft, this is a Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse production.

The play is for those aged 14 and over.

Ticket details are available by calling the box office at Nottingham Playhouse on 0115 9419419 or you can go online to www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

n Heanor Musical Theatre Company is to hit the road as its members take the show Sounds of Summer on tour.

For the first time ever Heanor Musical Theatre Company is going on tour across Derbyshire.

Their summer revue of music and comedy sketches will be performed in Heanor, Little Eaton and South Normanton.

Kim Harris, the chairman of Heanor Musical Theatre Company, says that, following their very successful pantomime Aladdin performed in Heanor in February, the members and children from their youth wing Rising Stars have been busily rehearsing.

Included in the revue are songs from the Beach Boys, The Drifters, Nina Simone, the Electric Light Orchestra and the Beatles. There will be hilarious sketches and monologues – an evening full of summer fun.

The musical director is Charlotte Daniel.

Sounds of Summer will be performed at:

n Wilmott Street Centre, Heanor, on Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £6

n The Post Mill Centre, South Normanton, on Friday, June 27, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5.

n Little Eaton Village Hall, St Peter’s Park on Saturday, June 28, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £6.

Tickets can be obtained from the box office on 07472 003095.