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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 Mayflower Theatre.

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’’ The Stage ★★★★★

“The Kite Runner is a truly contemporary cultural phenomenon…..” ★★★★★ The Sunday Express

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 35 minutes including 1 interval. Times given are for guidance purposes only and can change.

Age Advice:

Recommended for ages 14+. No under 2s.

Contains very strong language and scenes of a sexual nature 


Strobe lighting

Standard Pricing
Tue - Sat Evening £19.50 to £32.50
Thu Matinee £19.50 to £25.50
Sat Matinee £19.50 to £32.50

Discount are available on Tue 24 April to Sat 28 April.

Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Executive Members £6 off top two prices at all performances.
Concessions (inc. Under 16s) £3 off each ticket.
Senior Special £20 per top price ticket on Thu 2pm performance.
Groups (10+) * £5 off each ticket. One free with every twenty paid. 
Schools/Young Person Groups (10+) * £15 per ticket on Thu 2pm performance and one free with every 10 purchased.

*Group Bookings - not available online, please call 02380 711811 to book

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