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Cast announced for West End production of The Kite Runner

The final cast for the West End adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner has been confirmed, ahead of its opening on 21 December 2016.

Having already toured the UK, the limited 12 weeks run at Wyndham’s Theatre ends on 11 March 2017.

It welcomes the already confirmed Ben Turner (best known as Nurse Jay Faldren in BBC1’s Casualty) in the lead role of Amir, as well as the following:

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
Antony Bunsee as General Taheri
Hanif Khan as Tabla Player
Bhavin Bhatt as Wali / Doctor
Andrei Costin as Hassan / Sohrab
Johndeep More and Natasha Karp (ensemble)

The Kite Runner is a story that appeals to very powerful, universal human emotions,” says author Khaled Hosseini. “It transcends its cultural setting, its geographic parameters, and speaks about universal human experiences – brotherhood, being a father, being a son, friendship, the desire to be a good person and be able to look at yourself in a mirror with a sense of self-respect.”

The play was first produced in San Francisco in 2009 by The San Jose Repertory, with the story also having been adapted into a feature film.

The stage version has been adapted by Matthew Spangler and directed by Giles Croft.

The Kite Runner opens on 21 December 2016. Tickets for the 12 week run are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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