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Adapted from Khaled Hosseini’s international best-selling novel, The Kite Runner is a stunning stage production which tells the story of a friendship spanning cultures and continents and follows the haunting journey of a man in search of redemption.

"There is a way to be good again."

Afghanistan is divided, on the verge of war. It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are decorated with the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. Childhood friends Hassan and Amir are about to be torn apart, but neither can foresee the terrifying incident which will shatter their lives forever.

Following successful runs across the country, The Kite Runner comes to the Wyndham’s Theatre this December for a strictly limited season.

“A hit” – The Telegraph 

“Outstanding” Daily Mail 

“Magical” The Observer

 “Exhilarating” The Times 

“Gripping” The Guardian

“Beautifully performed” Financial Times 

“Utterly absorbing from start to finish” – Mail on Sunday 

Click here to read our review!

The Kite Runner critic reviews

4 reviews
"Giles Croft’s beautifully measured production does full justice to the play’s many moods, creating particularly lyrical images of the kites"
6 Feb 2017
"The Kite Runner offers a tantalising glimpse into a country of extremes and confusing beauty. Ben Turner’s central performance is solid and touching, and Nicholas Karimi’s disturbing portral of Assef is remarkable."
6 Feb 2017
the best page-to-stage show since War Horse", "a spellbinding production
6 Feb 2017
a faithful and moving production
6 Feb 2017

The Kite Runner reviews

170 reviews
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13 Mar 2017

Enjoyed the play but th acting was uninspired and the pace constant therefore not exciting

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10 Mar 2017

The play was equisite in its portrayal of the universality of human emotions .The raw emotion of the character s and the backdrop of the history of afghani diaspora made it a memorable piece

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10 Mar 2017

The play was so well done that we couldn't take our eyes off the stage. I was amazed at how I could get so engrossed into the kite flying competition . It was quite sad and emotional in places but moved along quickly so did nit make the sadness linger. Thankfully a good ending. All thr actors were brilliant especially Amir and Hassan. Definitely recommend it.

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10 Mar 2017

We highly recommend the play to everyone. We thoroughly enjoyed it, the storyline was as close to the book as possible in a play and even though my partner had not read the book and knew nothing about the story, he thought it was coherent, and more importantly gripping and insightful. I changed from laughing out loud to shedding tears, it surely was an emotional experience. This story is for everyone!

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10 Mar 2017

I have read the book and thought this a wonderful story. However I found the narrator overly dramatic bordering on cheesy at most times. The set was not as imaginative as it could have been to hold the audiences attention, especially considering it was a monologue for most of the play. However the music and the overall acting was very good.



32 Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0DA

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2 hours 20 minutes

Suitable For Children

Recommended for ages 14+

When Can I Go

21 December 2016 - 11 March 2017

Where Do I Go

Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA 

How to get there: 

Train: Charing Cross (approx. 200m) 

Tube: Leicester Square (next to theatre), Charing Cross (approx. 600m), Holborn (approx. 600m) 

Bus: 24, 29, 176