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The Kite Runner

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There is a way to be good again”

Following an outstanding West End Run, this unforgettable theatrical tour de force comes to Buxton.

Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, this haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, 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 nor Amir can foresee the terrible incident which will shatter their lives forever.

Adapted by Matthew Spangler
Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini
Directed by Giles Croft
Originally produced by Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse

“The best page-to-stage show since War Horse…. a spellbinding production”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Stage

“The Kite Runner is a truly contemporary cultural phenomenon...”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Sunday Express

“Director Giles Croft delivers a coup….. an enthralling tale beautifully told”


“The Kite Runner soars….Very moving - you would have to be made of stone not to be deeply affected…”


“An unexpected delight…a charmer as well as heartbreaking”

Mark Shenton, LondonTheatre

“Just the ticket!”

★ ★ ★ ★ Metro

“A wonderful night in the theatre”

Live Theatre UK

“An Afghan epic to remember”

★ ★ ★ ★ Libby Purves
  • Age Guidance: Ages 14 & over only
  • Price: £20-£30



Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled/JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: £2 off (not Dress Circle)