Wyndham's Theatre
Charing Cross Rd
London, WC2H 0DA
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Opened: 21 Dec 2016
Booking from: 24 Feb 2017
Booking until: 13 Mar 2017
Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes (including interval)

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  • shaun 5"10 male 30 reviews 2 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Kite Runner, 5th January 2017
    The Kite Runner is a moving and powerful play telling the story of an Afghan whose childhood decisions haunt him throughout his later life as a migrant in America following the rise of the Taliban. Despite its long running time, the play never drags, with twists and turns throughout, as well as a complex dissection of ideas of morality, religion and identity. The performers all do a wonderful job of building moments of intense emotion, with the addition of a tabla player helping to add to this and not feel forced or clichéd. Despite some moments being very intense, the play still has a few very funny sections too and isn’t that dark for a play with a serious base subject matter. Highly recommended.
    Sat in Stalls J16
    Seat is very central and located in a fairly ideal position to be able to see the whole stage without feeling too close or too far away. There’s not a great slope down to the stage, however the row in front is staggered so you can generally easily see through the gaps between people’s heads. Comfort is fine but nothing particularly special and leg room isn’t too bad but can feel slightly cramped. Overall a very good seat but if you can get the same one a couple of rows in front, it is probably preferable.
    J16 Stalls - Wyndham's Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls J16
  • joc78 5"4 female 132 reviews 2 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Kite Runner, 3rd February 2017
    What an amazing production. I was moved from start to finish and at just under three hours, the time completely flew by. The staging was very discreet and simple but that was all that was needed. It was the acting and the storyline that made this work for me. I was gripped by it and was on the edge of my seat for most of the production. The cast received a thoroughly deserved standing ovation at the end. Now I just have to read the book as I understand the stage production is very true to it! Highly recommend.
    This seat is to the right hand side of the stage and is slightly restricted in view. You do need to lean forward slightly in order to see everything and you don’t see anything that happens on the bottom right of the stage. The leg room is quite tight in this seat so I wouldn’t recommend it for tall people. Seat is fairly comfortable.
    A5 Grand Circle - Wyndham's Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Grand Circle A5
  • susannahrosemn 5"3 female 83 reviews 2 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Kite Runner, 5th January 2017
    What an amazing show. This needs to be seen by anyone; fans of the book, theatre lovers and just the general public! It's incredibly hard-hitting and extremely topical, but is also some of the most beautiful storytelling to be on the West End in a long time. The lead actors are simply mesmerising, and the design is so simple but so effective. It's utterly captivating and I couldn't recommend enough. The best play I have seen in a long time!
    Sat in Stalls H19
    A stellar seat in an absolutely beautiful theatre! There is a very steep rake in the Stalls, which allows you to see way past the person in front of you. It's a fairly central seat, although slightly narrow, with comfortable legroom - even for those of us with long legs! You get an amazing overall view of the stage and feel quite close up, so you are able to make out the facial expressions and detail. Would definitely sit here again!
  • barbaragbaz 161 female 35 reviews 1 helpful vote
    80% total rating The Kite Runner, 2nd February 2017
    Fantastic work to adapt such a beautiful book. Very simple stage but cleverly used. Very touching. Great performances.
    The view was good, a bit high but good view of the whole stage. Very small legroom and if you are scared of heights is not recommended.
    C23 Grand Circle - Wyndham's Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Grand Circle C23
The Stalls in Wyndham’s Theatre will generally provide good views without, however the very rear rows can be slightly impaired by the overhang of the Circle above. The Royal Circle similarly offers good views throughout, with the very best seats being found in the centre of rows C-E. Although discounted seats may sometimes be found from Row E backwards, this is similarly affected by an overhang.

The Grand Circle can begin to feel quite distant from the stage, however Rows B & C can offer a good discount alternative to the stalls, even though they do have quite small leg room. The Balcony tends to have some of the cheapest seats, but be warned, they are very far from the stage and a safety rail can intrude on the very front rows.
Wyndham's Theatre, London interactive seating plan & seat reviews
The Kite Runner is the powerful and haunting tale of friendship which crosses the boundaries of both cultures and countries. This stunning new stage play based on Khaled Hosseini’s acclaimed original novel began previews at Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End on 21st December 2016.

The Kite Runner tells the tale of one’s man journey to face up to his past and find redemption, in a touching and powerful story of friendship, overshadowed by a web of guilt and betrayal.

Set in Afghanistan at a time where the country is divided and on the brink of war, The Kite Runner focuses on two childhood friends who are ripped apart. On a delightful day in Kabul, where the air is full of excitement and happiness during a kite flying tournament, neither Hassan or Amir can predict the horrible series of events that will destroy their lives forever.

The production has already mesmerised and delighted audiences across the country receiving high critical acclaim, and has now come to London for a strictly limited run at Wyndham’s Theatre.

The production is adapted by American playwright Matthew Spangler, whose previous productions Albatross and Tortilla Curtain received great critical praise, including winning three Elliot Norton Awards.

The Kite Runner is based on the original book written by Khaled Hosseini, an award winning writer born in Kabul in Afghanistan. The book was first released in 2003, where in the first two years it sold over a million copies, steadily increasing in popularity and becoming a New York Times best seller in March 2005 and maintaining its place on the list for over two years.

Four years after its original publication, The Kite Runner was adapted into a film starring Khalid Abdalla, Homayoun Ershadi and Ahmad Khan Mamoodzada. The movie was directed by Marc Forster and won a range of awards, as well as being nominated for Academy and BAFTA awards.

British-Iranian actor Ben Turner returns to star in the play. Turner is best known for his work on both stage and screen, including his long running role in the BBC TV series Casualty as well as film work such as 300: Rise of an Empire and Adulthood.

Joining Turner is Emilio Doorgasingh as Baba, Nicholas Khan as Rahim Khan, Lisa Zahra as Soraya, David Ahmad as Kamal, Ezra Khan as Ali, Nicholas Karimi as Assef and Antony Bunsee as General Taheri.

This new production is a beautiful and poignant retelling of a story that has touched people around the world in its various incarnations and is not to be missed. The Kite Runner began performances at Wyndham’s Theatre on 21st December 2016 and is set to run until 11th March 2017.
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Fans of Khaled Hosseini’s novels, including the A Thousand Splendid Suns, And The Mountains Echoed and of course The Kite Runner should not miss the opportunity to see his most popular story performed in a breath-taking new production, which adds new depths to the moving story.