The Kite Runner Overview
Adapted by Matthew Spangler
Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini
‘For you, a thousand times over’
In a divided country on the verge of war, childhood friends Amir and Hassan are about to be torn apart. As the skies above Kabul fill with the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament, neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon — an event that will shape their lives into a web of betrayal, guilt and reconciliation.
Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner is one of the best-loved novels of recent years. This eagerly awaited stage adaptation is a deeply moving contemplation of the price of loyalty, the possibility of redemption in a land facing destruction and, above all, the bond of a friendship that spans cultures and continents.
‘Flies as high as theatre can go’
Age 14+ Contains strong language and adult themes.