Kite Runner is a heart-gripping, compelling play with so much emotion, love, hurt, loyalty, disappointment pride and anger as well as forgiveness.
The Kite Runner is powerful and quite brilliant production that investigates the complexity of power balances between people – and how these can fluctuate and change on the toss of a coin – with aplomb.
Raw and powerful, the stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling novel The Kite Runner has lost none of its edge as it returns to the King’s for a week-long run, three years after it was last here.
3. Andrei Costin as Hassan: all of the cast are extremely good and deliver memorable performances, but for me Costin as Hassan is a quiet and understated performance but enhances the sense of Amir’s betrayal well in his reactions and clear devotion that is really heartbreaking to watch.
Wonderfully powerful, Giles Croft’s heartfelt production of Khaled Hosseini’s best selling novel makes a welcome return to the West End. Covering topics such as guilt, betrayal and redemption, The Kite Runner is a show that constantly tugs at the audience’s heartstrings while also providing them with an education about what it meant (and still does) to live in Afghanistan during conflict.
After 93 standing ovations and wowing 60,000 people at Wyndham’s Theatre, The Kite Runner will transfer to the Playhouse Theatre for a strictly limited eight-week season.
The company of The Kite Runner have started a nightly curtain-call ritual, reading out a response to US President Donald Trump’s executive order this past week banning Syrian refugees as well as all immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. Worth watching and sharing.
It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither Hassan or Amir can foresee the terrible incident which will shatter their lives forever.
Khaled Hosseini’s best selling novel is brought to life in this production that arrives in London following a successful UK tour. But what have critics been saying about it?
Khaled Hosseini’s utterly heartbreaking story is beautifully and painfully brought to life through Matthew Spangler’s adaptation and Giles Croft’s production. Based on the 2003 novel, The Kite Runner is a story of guilt, betrayal and redemption that is as poetic and affectionate as it is brutal and honest.
There’s a broad canvas painted in Matthew Spangler’s adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s novel in a story that traces the troubled recent, tribal history of Afghanistan from its pre-Soviet days to the Taliban nightmare of today.
Khaled Hosseini’s novel is an intimate epic: a flawed, damaged, remorseful man’s journey through thirty years of turbulent history.
Final casting, in addition to star Ben Turner, has been confirmed for the West End premiere of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, playing at the Wyndham’s Theatre from 21 December 2016 until 11 March 2017.
The stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner is to transfer to the West End for a strictly limited 12-week season at Wyndham’s Theatre from Wednesday 21 December 2016 to Saturday 11 March 2017. Press night is Tuesday 10 January at 7.00pm.