About the Show/Event
Information for The Kite Runner at The Playhouse, Oxford (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. Origianally produced by Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse
Approximate runtime 150minutes (including any interval).
Age Advisory: 15+ Contains scenes that some viewers might find distressing
Performers David Ahmad (Amir), Andrei Costin (Hassan/Sohrab), Lisa Zahra (Soraya), Bhavin Bhatt (Assef), Tiran Aakel, Ian Abeyesekera, Adam Samuel Bal, Christopher Glover, Rhian Mclean, Dean Rehman, Stuart Vincent, Stanton Wright, Hanif Khan (tabla player).
Author Matthew Spangley (based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini). Producer Martin Dodd (UK Productions). Producer Derek Nicol (Flying Music/Flying Entertainment). Producer Paul Walden (Flying Music/Flying Entertainment). Director Giles Croft. Design Barney George. Lighting Charles Balfour. Design William Simpson (projection design). Music Jonathan Girling. Musical Director Jonathan Girling. Sound Drew Baumohl. Director Kitty Winter (movement director). Director Philip D'Orleans (fight director).