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The Kite Runner to embark on UK tour

The adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s novel has just extended in the West End

Andrei Costin in The Kite Runner
Andrei Costin in The Kite Runner
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The Kite Runner is to head out on a UK tour after it ends its most recent run in the West End.

The show opened at Wyndham's earlier this year and will return to London to run at the Playhouse Theatre on 8 June until 26 August. The UK tour begins on 31 August and will take in 11 cities across the country, with more dates to be announced.

The show will open at Nottingham Playhouse (31 Aug to 9 Sept) then visit Glasgow Theatre Royal (11 to 16 Sept), West Yorkshire Playhouse (19 to 23 Sept), Cambridge Arts Theatre (25 to 30 Sept), Salford Lowry (3 to 7 Oct) , Edinburgh King’s Theatre (9 to 14 Oct), Sheffield Lyceum (17 to 21 Oct), Cheltenham Everyman (30 Oct to 4 Nov), Bath (6 to 11 Nov), Brighton Theatre Royal (14 to 18 Nov) and Exeter Northcott Theatre (21- 25 Nov).

Giles Croft's production of Matthew Spangler's adaptation originally opened at Nottingham Playhouse in 2013. It's based on Khaled Hosseini's best-selling book and tells the story of Amir, who looks back on his childhood in Kabul from his new home in America.

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The Kite Runner runs at the Playhouse Theatre from 8 June to 26 August. The UK tour begins 31 August.

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