Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse

The Kite Runner

'it captures the book’s soaring hope and compassion... exhilarating' The Times

Adapted by Matthew Spangler
Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini

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 opened to standing ovations at its European premiere at Nottingham Playhouse earlier this month. Don't miss this deeply moving contemplation of the price of loyalty, the possibility of redemption in a troubled land and, above all, a bond of a friendship that spans cultures and continents.

A Backstage Tour presented in British Sign Language (BSL) at the Theatre Royal Brighton as part of Brighton Festival will take place Fri 24th May, 5 - 6pm. Free admission, booking required - to reserve a place please email 
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‘Beautifully performed... Farshid Rokey is simply excellent as Hassan’ Financial Times

'Gripping' The Guardian

'The performances in Giles Croft’s fine production are mesmerising, but as the hero and narrator Amir, Ben Turner is outstanding' Daily Mail

'Utterly absorbing from start to finish' Mail on Sunday

'A triumph of theatrical story telling as heartbreaking and moving as the novel itself' The Public Reviews

How do you put The Kite Runner on stage? Read a feature in The Guardian

View the event programme here

Tue 21 – Sat 25 May
Tue, Wed & Fri 7.30pm
Thu & Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Sign language interpreted performance: Fri 24 May
Post-show discussion Wed 22 May
£10, £15, £18.50, £22.50