After a sell-out run in 2013, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse’s production of The Kite Runner returns this September for one week only.
The stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s beloved novel features many of the original cast members, including Ben Turner in the role of Amir, and will be at the Liverpool Playhouse from Monday, September 8 to Saturday 13 September before embarking on a national tour.
In Kabul, two motherless boys learn to crawl, walk and kite-fight side by side. But neither Hassan nor Amir can foresee a terrible incident that will rip their lives apart.
Set against a backdrop of tumultuous events, from the fall of Afghanistan’s monarchy through the Soviet invasion, the exodus of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the rise of the Taliban regime, it charts a friendship that spans cultures and continents and follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.
Ben Turner will be returning to lead the cast at the Playhouse. As well as originating the role of Amir, Ben is well known for his roles in Casualty, Doctor Who, and recent BBC drama WPC 56. Also returning is tabla player Hanif Khan, whose on stage musical accompaniment gave a unique atmosphere to the play.
Director Giles Croft said: “I am delighted that following its success in Nottingham and Liverpool that the production will have a longer life. The power and relevance of The Kite Runner doesn’t diminish and I have no doubt that this will prove to be a timeless story.”
For booking details, call 0151 709 4776 or visit www.everymanplayhouse.com .