The Kite Runner, an unforgettable theatrical experience will head to the Churchill Theatre in Bromley following two acclaimed West End seasons where it played to over 100,000 people.
Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international best-selling novel, this powerful story has been adapted into a stunning stage production.
A haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, it follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.
Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and two childhood friends 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 the two childhood friends cannot see the terrible incident which will shatter their lives forever.
The Kite Runner, published in 2003, was Khaled Hosseini’s first novel. It became an instant bestseller across the globe.
Running from April 14–18, it has been adapted for the stage by Matthew Spangler and directed by Giles Croft.
Giles Croft rates The Kite Runner as a soaring highlight of his career, he said: “The response is always extraordinarily powerful and we are fortunate to get standing ovations at every performance, with audiences connecting deeply and emotionally with the characters and the story.”
“It speaks to all people through the core themes of guilt, forgiveness and redemption. Those are things that we all have some connection with. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are, it will speak to you.”
Matthew Spangler addsd that the play covers many universal themes: a father and son relationship, friendship, love, global politics, refugees, forgiveness and redemption.
He said: “A more conventional play might just choose one of those themes, but in The Kite Runner all the themes kind of swim around each other. There’s always something new happening on stage and something new to think about.
“It’s a very sad but hopeful and moving story. Maybe people will leave with a greater understanding of the themes and it’s great if they do, but at the very basic level it’s a piece of storytelling and emotion.”