The Kite Runner

The second West End run of The Kite Runner has opened this month at London’s Playhouse Theatre, and discounted rates for school groups are available. 

Educational parties of ten or more pupils can take advantage of reduced tickets for Band A and Band B seats. Band A has been reduced to £22.50, and Band B reduced to £19.50. Plus, one teacher goes free with every ten pupils. 

The discounted tickets are available for Monday to Thursday evening and Thursday matinee performances. 

The Kite Runner hits the road

The show has also announced that it will be going on tour. Venues it will visit include Nottingham Playhouse, Glasgow Theatre Royal, Leeds West Yorkshire Playhouse, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Salford Lowry, Edinburgh King’s Theatre, Sheffield Lyceum, Cheltenham Everyman, Bath, Brighton Theatre Royal, and Exeter Northcott Theatre.

Synopsis: The Kite Runner

The show, described as one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption, tells the story of a young boy called Amir from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul. His closest friend is Hassan, a young servant of his father’s, but the two are to be torn apart due to the country’s division. 

The story is set against the backdrop of some tumultuous events such as the fall of Afghanistan’s monarchy through the Soviet invasion, and the departure of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the rise of the Taliban regime.

Based on Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling novel, The Kite Runner has been described as ‘a haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents’. The story focuses on Afghanistan, a divided country on the verge of war, where two childhood friends are about to find their lives torn apart. 

Teachers seeking tickets for school groups can e-mail or call 020-7206 1174. The West End production will run until 26th August.  

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