Stage version of Kite Runner at Playhouse

Ben Turner in The Kite Runner''Photo by Robert Day
Ben Turner in The Kite Runner''Photo by Robert Day

The European premiere of the stage version of The Kite Runner can be seen at Nottingham Playhouse from April 26-May 18.

Adapted by Matthew Spangler and based on the best-selling novel by Khaled Hosseini, the play is directed by Giles Croft and is a Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse co-production.

The ensemble cast is led by Ben Turner, well-known for his role as Jay Faldren in BBC’s Casualty. Turner has also appeared on screen in Syriana and Adulthood while his theatre credits include Richard II (Donmar Warehouse) and Awake and Sing (Almeida).

The Kite Runner, which first hit the bookshelves in 2003, was Khaled Hosseini’s first novel. It became an instant bestseller across the globe and has since been published in 70 countries.

The book tells the story of Amir, a young boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, whose closest friend is Hassan, his father’s young Hazara servant.

The tale is set against a backdrop of tumultuous events, from the fall of Afghanistan’s monarchy through the Soviet invasion, the exodus of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the rise of the Taliban regime.

For more information and to reserve tickets for the show’s run at Nottingham Playhouse, you can call the box office on 0115 9419419.