The Kite Runner at Liverpool Playhouse

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
The Kite Runner at Liverpool Playhouse
Image courtesy of Joan Marcus.

The Kite Runner at Liverpool Playhouse, City Centre 23 — 27 April 2024 Tickets from £11.00 — Book now

Described by The Stage as “the best page to stage show” since War Horse, we’re thrilled that The Kite Runner returns to tour the UK this year. Direct from Broadway and with two hugely successful West End seasons, the compelling production flies into Liverpool Playhouse this April.

Following its publication in 2003, Khaled Hosseini’s novel was translated into 60 different languages and sold 31.5 million copies. Now, the story has been adapted into an extraordinary piece of theatre, with storytelling that soars as high as a kite.

The Kite Runner at Liverpool Playhouse
Image courtesy of Joan Marcus.

Based on Hosseini’s sensational bestseller, The Kite Runner paints a gripping portrait of two boys who grow up in the same household in Kabul in the 1970s. Amir is the son of the affluent widowed father in Afghanistan and Hassan is the son of the father’s trusted Hazara servant. The boys learn everything together – how to walk, read and fly kites – but will their lives follow the same paths forever?

Set in Afghanistan around the time of the Soviet invasion and the subsequent rise of the Taliban – an incident of childhood betrayal casts a guilty shadow over Amir’s life. Five years later, the Soviet Union militarily intervenes in Afghanistan, Amir and his father escape to Peshawar, Pakistan, and then later settle in California where they establish a new and very different way of life.

Adapted for the stage by Matthew Spangler and suitable for ages thirteen and up, The Kite Runner is an unforgettable tale about a friendship that spans cultures and continents and follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.

The Kite Runner at Liverpool Playhouse, City Centre 23 — 27 April 2024 Tickets from £11.00 Book now

Performances

Date
Time
Session Features
23 April 2024
7:30pm — 9:30pm
24 April 2024
7:30pm — 9:30pm
25 April 2024
1:30pm — 3:30pm
25 April 2024
7:30pm — 9:30pm
26 April 2024
7:30pm — 9:30pm
27 April 2024
2:00pm — 4:00pm
27 April 2024
7:30pm — 9:30pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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