Guests including newsreaders Fiona Bruce and Penny Smith were on hand to celebrate the opening of The Kite Runner in the West End last night.

The stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's award-winning novel has opened at Wyndham's Theatre following a UK tour last year.

Read our review of The Kite Runner here

Adapted by Matthew Spangler, the production is set in in Afghanistan and tells the story of a divided country on the verge of war. Two childhood friends are excited about a kite flying tournament until a terrible incident changes their lives forever.

Giles Croft directs a cast including Ben Turner (Casualty) who reprises his performance from the UK tour.

Buy tickets to The Kite Runner here

The Kite Runner runs at Wyndham's Theatre until 11 March 2017.