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THE KITE RUNNER – West End

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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.

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THE KITE RUNNER – West End

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Emma ClarendonLeave a Comment

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.

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Video of the Week: The Kite Runner actors respond to Donald Trump

In Features, London theatre, Native, News, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Special Events, Sticky, Ticket recommendations, Video by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

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.

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9 shows to look out for in January: The Kite Runner, The Girls, The Glass Menagerie & more

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Native, News, Opinion, Plays, Press Releases, Reviews, Sticky, Ticket recommendations by Emma ClarendonLeave a Comment

Will it be a Happy New Year for your theatregoing? It’s crucial to get things off to a good start! Here is Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the best shows opening in January 2017 that you might want to see… Click on links to BUY tickets in the Mates Ticket Shop.