Stage revival ready to soar

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

The Kite Runner returns to the stage at Nottingham Playhouse next week before setting out on a UK tour.

Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel and film, this haunting tale of friendship leaves a lasting impression on anyone it touches.

In 2013, Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse pulled off a theatrical coup and secured the rights to stage the European premiere of The Kite Runner.

The subsequent production was a theatrical tour de force and a massive hit with audiences.

Now, The Kite Runner embarks on a UK tour, beginning at Nottingham Playhouse from August 29 to September 6.

Nottingham Playhouse artistic director Giles Croft said: “I am delighted that following its success in Nottingham and Liverpool that the production will have a longer life.

“The power and relevance of The Kite Runner doesn’t diminish and I have no doubt that this will prove to be a timeless story.

He continued: “It seems to me that it has another profound connection to Britain; as we move towards a complete troop withdrawal from Afghanistan it is good, and important, to be reminded of the Afghans’ own stories and histories. We have inevitably become bound up in the tragedies and politics of this most recent Afghan war and the experiences of Western troops.

“It is easy to forget that the Afghans are a people with a complex and rich culture, with their own story to tell, and that story won’t stop, or cease to be relevant, when our troops come home.”

Ticket details to see this revival of The Kite Runner are available by calling the box office at Nottingham Playhouse on0115 9419419.