Alice is in Rotterdam. Still. After seven years, she still hasn’t quite managed to tell her parents that she’s gay. Her life is in limbo. Living with her outgoing partner Fiona and seeking advice from her friend Josh, Alice seems unable to take a step in any direction.
At one point in The Kite Runner, taxi driver Farid says “I don’t think there is a more Afghan way to die than stepping on a mine.” Or, indeed, live. The role may be one of the smallest but these are the words which perfectly express how pinioned all the play’s characters are by their circumstances, be it their race, their wealth, their gender or their location.