The Kite Runner at York Theatre Royal

by Handy Mag

York Theatre Royal, 18-22 June 2024

Direct from a season on Broadway, the acclaimed production of The Kite Runner returns to the UK for a 2024 tour that includes York Theatre Royal from 18-22 June.

Adapted by Matthew Spangler from Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel and directed by Giles Croft, this haunting tale of friendship spans cultures and continents following one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.

Afghanistan is a country on the verge of war and best friends are about to be torn apart. It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul, the skies are full of colour and the streets are full of the excitement of a kite flying tournament, but no one can foresee the terrible incident that will shatter their lives forever.

In the cast are:

Stuart Vincent (Amir) His previous theatre credits also include The Kite Runner (UK tour), The Play That Goes Wrong (West End) and Romeo and Juliet (Orange Tree Theatre).

Yazdan Qafouri (Hassan/Sohrab) was in The Lord of The Rings and Othello (both The Watermill Theatre); Rumi (London Coliseum), The Band (West End & UK Tour).

Dean Rehman (Baba) rejoins The Kite Runner for this tour. His recent theatre credits include the role of Everyman with Trifle Gathering at the Eden Project and national tour and Ash in Idle They Yammer at The Other Room.

Daphne Kouma (Soraya) was in The Beekeeper of Aleppo (Nottingham Playhouse/UK Tour) and A Christmas Carol starring Jim Broadbent (West End).

Bhavin Bhatt (Assef) returns to The Kite Runner in the role that saw him named Best Newcomer at the Asian Media Awards in the West End production. Other roles include Lucky Pawar in Bring On The Bollywood (Belgrade Theatre) and Shailesh in Pereira’s Bakery at 76 Chapel Road (Curve Theatre).

Titan Aakel (Ali/Farid) also rejoins the The Kite Runner for this tour. Other credits include The Jungle (West End), The EU Killed My Dad (Jermyn Street Theatre), The Girl On The Train (Salisbury Playhouse).

Ian Abeyesekera (Gen Taheri) rejoins the The Kite Runner for this tour. His other credits include Twelfth Night (RSC), Enemy of the People (Tara Arts).

Christopher Glover (Ramin Khan) rejoins the The Kite Runner for this tour. Other credits include Oliver! (Leeds Playhouse), The Card (New Vic), Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four (UK, Netherlands & China Tour).

Aram Mardourian (Kamal) was in The Beekeeper of Aleppo (Nottingham Playhouse/UK Tour), The Night of the Iguana (The Ustinov Theatre).

Stanton Wright (Wali) his credits include The Kite Runner (UK tour), Great Expectations (Mercury Theatre, Colchester), Twelfth Night (RSC), Romeo & Juliet (Stafford Gatehouse Theatre), Orlando (Jermyn Street Theatre)

Amar Aggoun (ensemble) was in Ian Hislop & Nick Newman’s The Wipers Times (The Watermill Theatre, West End & UK Tour and Americana by Hungry B*tches Productions.

Sulin Hasso (ensemble) was in Maryland (Riverside Studios), Bard in the Yard (Turbine Theatre) and Repeat Signal (November Club).

Hanif Khan (Tabla player) has been the resident Tabla player on The Kite Runner since 2013. His career has included international performances in Europe, the Middle East and North America as well as UK wide performances including prestigious concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, The Royal Opera House, Edinburgh International Festival, Glastonbury, and Womad festival.

The Kite Runner at York Theatre Royal

18-22 June

Evenings 7.30pm

Thurs matinee 2pm

Sat matinee 2.30pm

Box office 01904 623568 | yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

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