Photo Flash: First Look at THE KITE RUNNER's Return to the West End

After winning rave reviews at Wyndham's Theatre, receiving standing ovations at every show and captivating an audience of 60,000 theatregoers earlier this year, The Kite Runner has returned to the West End in a strictly limited 8-week season at the Playhouse Theatre. David Ahmad now plays the show's narrator, Amir. New to the West End cast are Ravi Aujla, Umar Pasha Jay Sajjid and Karl Seth. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Emilio Doorgasingh, who is returning to the show in the pivotal role of Baba, was named Best Actor of the Year in the annual Eastern Eye Arts Culture & Theatre Awards for The Kite Runner's West End premiere at Wyndham's Theatre.

Emilio is returning to the show at the Playhouse Theatre together with Andrei Costin as Hassan, Lisa Zahra, Ezra Khan, Bhavin Bhatt and Tabla musician Hanif Khan.

Producers recently announced a major 11-venue UK tour following the West End season. The Kite Runner will open at Nottingham Playhouse (31 Aug - 9 Sept) then visit Glasgow Theatre Royal (11 - 16 Sept), Leeds West Yorkshire Playhouse (19 - 23 Sept), Cambridge Arts Theatre (25 - 30 September), Salford Lowry (3 - 7 Oct) , Edinburgh King's Theatre (9 - 14 Oct), Sheffield Lyceum (17 - 21 Oct), Cheltenham Everyman (30 Oct - 4 Nov), Bath (6 - 11 Nov), Brighton Theatre Royal (14 - 18 Nov), Exeter Northcott Theatre (21- 25 Nov). Further 2018 tour dates will be announced soon.

Based on Khaled Hosseini's international best-selling novel, this haunting and powerful story has been adapted into a stunning stage production. A haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, it follows one man's journey to confront his past and find redemption. Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. It's a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither Hassan or Amir can foresee the terrible incident which will shatter their lives forever...

The Kite Runner, published in 2003, was Khaled Hosseini's first novel. It became an instant bestseller across the globe and has since been published in 70 countries, selling 31.5 million copies in 60 languages.

The Kite Runner is adapted by Matthew Spangler and directed by Giles Croft. It is produced in the West End by Martin Dodd for UK Productions and Derek Nicol & Paul Walden for Flying Entertainment. It was originally produced by Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse.

For more information, visit TheKiteRunnerPlay.com.

Photo Credit: Irina Chira

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Hanif Khan (Karl Seth) and Amir (David Ahmad) Photo Flash: First Look at THE KITE RUNNER's Return to the West End
Hassan (Andrei Costin) and Amir (David Ahmad) Photo Flash: First Look at THE KITE RUNNER's Return to the West End
Amir (David Ahmad) and Hassan (Andrei Costin) Photo Flash: First Look at THE KITE RUNNER's Return to the West End
Amir (David Ahmad) and Soraya (Liz Zahra) Photo Flash: First Look at THE KITE RUNNER's Return to the West End
Assef (Bhavin Bhatt) and Amir (David Ahmad) Photo Flash: First Look at THE KITE RUNNER's Return to the West End
Baba (Emilio Doorgasingh), Soraya (Lisa Zahra) and Amir (David Ahmad) Photo Flash: First Look at THE KITE RUNNER's Return to the West End
Baba (Emilio Doorgasingh), Ali (Ezra Khan) and Hassan (Andrei Costin) Photo Flash: First Look at THE KITE RUNNER's Return to the West End
Hassan (Andrei Costin) Photo Flash: First Look at THE KITE RUNNER's Return to the West End
Hassan (Andrei Costin) and Amir (David Ahmad) Photo Flash: First Look at THE KITE RUNNER's Return to the West End
Sohrab (Andrei Costin), Amir (David Ahmad) and Soraya (Lisa Zahra) Photo Flash: First Look at THE KITE RUNNER's Return to the West End
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The Wedding Scene in The Kite Runner

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