Wyndham's Theatre

32-36 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA GB

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner Tickets

4.2/5
based on 9 reviews

Wyndham's Theatre

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Booking from: Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Booking until: Saturday, 11 March 2017

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Please note that this is not a children's play. It is suitable for ages 14+.


Booking from:
Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Booking until:
Saturday, 11 March 2017

The Kite Runner sold many millions of copies, seven million in the USA alone. It shot the author to literary stardom, touched the world and humanised the ongoing tragedy that is Afghanistan. Now the play of the book is due in the West End, and it's tipped to sell like hot cakes. Resistance is futile... this is powerful, moving stuff and you don't want to miss it.

The play has been adapted from the book by Matthew Spangler. It's directed by Giles Croft and was originally produced by Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse theatres. The Telegraph simply calls it, “A hit”. The Daily Mail calls it, “Outstanding” and The Times, “Exhilarating”. According to the FT it's “Beautifully performed” and the Mail on Sunday credits it as “Utterly absorbing from start to finish”. The Guardian says it's, “Gripping”. The critics are right, this is an awesome piece of theatre.

The author was a medical intern at a California hospital when he found out about the Taliban's cruel ban on kite flying in Afghanistan. He'd grown up loving it as a child, and was immediately inspired to write a short story about two boys flying kites in Kabul. Years later he rediscovered the manuscript in his garage and started working on it to create a full length book. As he worked the narrative became ever-darker, and a literary legend was born.

The Kite Runner covers multiple generations, focusing on the relationship between parents and children. In the first two years after publication it sold 70,000 hardbacks and a million and a quarter paperbacks. But in 2004 things really took off, and it soon hit the number one spot in the New York Times best seller list, staying there for two years.

The Kite Runner – The story

The scene is Afghanistan, a divided country on the brink of war. Two young friends, Amir and Hassan, are flying kites together, something Afghani people adore. But neither boy could have predicted the tragedy that overcame them on that sunny afternoon. The story from then on is rich in the themes of friendship, betrayal, guilt, redemption and the 'uneasy love' between fathers and son.

The story has crossed cultural, racial, religious and gender barriers with remarkable ease, and resonates with a huge variety of people thanks to its sheer, heartfelt humanity. Can Amir atone for his actions on that fateful day? The answer is yes, and you'll never forget his journey to redemption.

The Kite Runner tickets – The power of redemption

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Press Reviews

A spellbinding production The Stage

Impeccably acted The Sunday Express

An unexpected delight London Theatre

Just the ticket! The Metro

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Theatregoers:
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based on 9 reviews

Amazing

The Kite Runner is my favourite book and this adaptation didn't let me fiwn at all. Powerful performances from all the actors.


London Box Office customer

Must See, but be ready to shed some tears!!

Incredible story, touched the soul. Great performances.


London Box Office customer

Very powerful and emotional

Had read the book and seen the play so was sceptical about theatre production but I was pleasantly surprised. Had me captured from start to end


London Box Office customer

Superb!

London Box Office customer

Lessons to be learned.

In today's climate of terrerisom and civil war the message of honesty, care and loyalty manifested in this production should give us the message to employ these qualities towards one another. Because this play is very much a current issue I thought it excellent reason for thought and therefore a must see.


London Box Office customer

MUST SEE!

London Box Office customer

Didn't live up to expectation

Lacking in dramatic impact. Thoughtfully told but a little laboured. Ok rather than good.


London Box Office customer

The actors are very good esp with the different accents

London Box Office customer

Review: THE KITE RUNNER, Wyndhams Theatre

20 Jan 2017 in Reviews

The Kite Runner Based on the best-selling novel by Khaled Hasseini, this Nottingham Playhouse production of The Kite Runner comes 13 years after the original book and 9 years after the film-adaptation — both of which were huge successes in their own right. Hasseini’s extraordinary, darkly beautiful, shocking story is one that should be enjoyed with as little pre-tense as possible so it’s important to speak sparingly about the plot.

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Wyndham's Theatre
32-36 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA GB

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Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Member of Q-Park scheme
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair/scooter access

Theatre Info

  • Capacity: 970
  • Year built: 1899

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