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The Kite Runner – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Khaled Hosseini Adaptor: Matthew Spangler Director: Giles Croft Reviewer: Jo Beggs Khaled Hosseini’s first novel, published in 2003, was, for many, a shocking portrait of Afghanistan during the rise of the Taliban, that brought home the horrors of a country in deeply personal stories. A huge best-seller, it was later made into a film that gave Hosseini’s story a ...

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The Kite Runner – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Khaled Hosseini Adaptation: Matthew Spangler Director: Giles Croft Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Just before the performance begins, the audience is greeted with percussion sounds of the taba and the atmospheric staging for The Kite Runner.   The play is based on Khaled Hosseini’s bestselling novel with adaptation from Matthew Spangler.  The Kite Runner had its world premiere in 2009 in the ...

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The Kite Runner – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: Matthew Spangler From the novel by: Khaled Hosseini Director: Giles Croft Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner is a literary juggernaut, spending over two years in the New York Times best-seller list, spawning a 2007 film and this adaptation for the stage in the same year by playwright Matthew Spangler (inspired by a meeting with Hosseini a ...

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The Kite Runner – The Playhouse Theatre, London

Adapted by: Matthew Spangler Based on the novel by: Khaled Hosseini Directed by: Giles Croft Reviewer: Deborah Parry The Kite Runner is a title that you may already be familiar with – it was written in 2003, the debut novel of critically acclaimed author Khaled Hosseini and spent over 100 weeks on the New York bestsellers’ list. In 2007 it ...

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The Kite Runner – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Matthew Spangler From the novel by: Khaled Hosseini Director: Giles Croft Reviewer: Gareth Davies Only recently Afghanistan was in the news headlines again. Since the attack on the World Trade Centre in New York in 2001, you could be forgiven for thinking that Afghanistan existed only as a site of military fightback, so Khaled Hosseini’s internationally bestselling novelThe Kite ...

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The Kite Runner – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Adapted by Matthew Spangler from the novel by Khaled Hosseini Music: Jonathan Girling Director: Giles Croft Reviewer: Janet Jepson It’s often said that one small action or in this case, lack of action, can change the course of a life, and Amir in The Kite Runner certainly proves this pearl of wisdom. He crouches in the shadows as his best ...

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The Kite Runner – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Khaled Hosseini Adaptor: Matthew Spangler Director: Giles Croft Reviewer: James Garrington “It is wrong what they say about the past, about how you can bury it” says Amir, “because the past claws its way back”. Trying to come to terms with our past, and how we behaved then, is the theme at the heart of Khaled Hosseini’s book and ...

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The Kite Runner- Oxford Playhouse

Writer: Khaled Hosseini Adapter: Matthew Spangler Director: Giles Croft Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer Khaled Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner is an eye opening and beautifully written story, and Matthew Spangler’s stage adaptation is equally as immersive, truthful and thought-provoking. The story follows Amir (Ben Turner), a privileged boy from Kabul in Afghanistan, whose best friend is his father’s servant’s son, Hassan ...

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