About the Show/Event
Information for The Kite Runner at Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne (Play). Based on Khaled Hosseini's hugely popular international best-selling novel, The Kite Runner. 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 divided country on the verge of war and 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 is to shatter their lives.
Approximate runtime 160minutes (including any interval).
Age Advisory: 14+
Performers David Ahmad (Amir), Ravi Aujla (General Taheri/Raymond Andrews), Jo Ben Ayed (Hassan/Sohrab), Bhavin Bhatt (Assef), Amiera Darwish (Soraya/Mrs Nguyen), Emilio Doorgasingh (Baba), Oliber Gyani (Ensemble), Ezra Faroque Khan (Ali/Farid), Hanif Khan (Musician), Umar Pasha (Kamal/Zaman), Jay Sajjid (Wali/Doctor), Karl Seth (Rahi Khan/Dr Schneider/Omar Faisil), Danielle Woodnutt (Ensemble).
Author Matthew Spangley (based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini). Producer Martin Dodd (for UK Productions). Producer Derek Nicol. Producer Paul Walden (for Flying Entertainment). Director Giles Croft.