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Ended 26 Aug 2017 after 2 months
"the touching story of the novel is carried on stage by the turbulent ups and downs, echoing the ducking and diving of a fighting kite that will come up winning."
This enchanting stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's bittersweet tale of a friendship torn apart against the backdrop of Afganistan in tumult returns to London this summer for a limited run. Opening at Wyndham's theatre in January to a warm reception, fans will have another eight weeks to catch this moving play and experience the beautiful, moving and redemptive world of Amir and Hassan.
The Kite Runner follows the story of best friends, Amir and Hassan, a servant of his wealthy merchant father. They spend their simple yet idyllic existence flying kites, honing their skills. However, when the local bully assaults Hassan, Amir finds himself to his horror running away from his friend. Their kinship at an end through Amir's fraught feelings, both of their lives are further cleaved apart as the monarchy falls, the soviets invade and the Taliban seizes power.
Amir and his father flee the violence, leaving Hassan and his father to the fate of the warring tribes and the rise of the Taliban regime, ending up in the United States. But Amir is haunted by the fate of his friend, and embarks on a bittersweet journey after 9/11 to trace Hassan and beg forgiveness. However, the rise of of Taliban has changed everything, and Amir's search takes an ultimately different path.
Opening night: 8 June 2017
Closing night: 26 August 2017
Images from the Wyndham's production of The Kite Runner
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