Stage Version of The Kite Runner to Return to West End

London News   Stage Version of The Kite Runner to Return to West End
The hit stage version of the best-selling novel will have a second London run at the Playhouse Theatre.
Andrei Costin and Ben Turner in <i>The Kite Runner</i>
Andrei Costin and Ben Turner in The Kite Runner Robert Day

A stage version of Khaled Hossein's 2003 novel The Kite Runner, which previously ran at the West End’s Wyndham’s Theatre December 11, 2016–March 11, 2017, has announced a West End return. This time it will play at the the Playhouse Theatre for a limited eight week run, beginning performances June 8 for a run through July 29.

The play, adapted by Matthew Spangler and completed before the release of the feature-film adaptation, was first produced in San Francisco in 2009 by The San Jose Repertory. Its U.K. stage debut, originally co-produced by Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman, toured the U.K. in 2013.

In a press statement, the producers Martin Dodd for UK Productions and Derek Nicol and Paul Walden for Flying Entertainment commented, “We were completely overwhelmed by the response from audiences at Wyndham’s Theatre. Sold out houses and a standing ovation at every single show; Londoners took this haunting show to their hearts and we are thrilled to be able to return so soon to the West End for a strictly limited summer season.”

Casting is still to be confirmed.

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