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Cast announced for The Kite Runner

Direct from an acclaimed Broadway season, The Kite Runner returns to Glasgow's Theatre Royal between Tuesday 9th and Saturday 13th April!

Cast announced for The Kite Runner

Article Source: ATG
Last Updated: 27 February 2024 16:37

Based on Khaled Hosseini's international bestselling novel, this haunting tale of friendship spans cultures and continents and follows one man's journey to confront his past and find redemption.

Final tickets for The Kite Runner are on sale now via www.atgtickets.com

Afghanistan is a country on the verge of war and best friends are about to be torn apart. It's a beautiful afternoon in Kabul, the skies are full of colour and the streets are full of the excitement of a kite flying tournament, but no one can foresee the terrible incident that will shatter their lives forever.

One Broadway season and two West End seasons have garnered international acclaim for this incredibly powerful story. The show arrives at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow for a week-long run from 9-13 April 2024.

Joining the cast today are Stuart Vincent (Amir) and Yazdan Qafouri (Hassan/Schrab). Stuart’s previous theatre credits also include The Kite Runner (UK tour), The Play That Goes Wrong (West End) and Romeo and Juliet (Orange Tree Theatre). Yazdan starred in The Lord of The Rings and Othello (both The Watermill Theatre); Rumi (London Coliseum), The Band (West End & UK Tour).

Returning to The Kite Runner for this tour are Bhavin Bhatt as Assef, a role that saw him named Best Newcomer at the Asian Media Awards in the West End production, Dean Rehman (Baba), whose recent theatre credits include the role of Everyman with Trifle Gathering at the Eden Project and national tour and Ash in Idle They Yammer at The Other Room, and Tiran Aakel (Ali/Farid) whose credits include The Jungle (West End), The EU Killed My Dad (Jermyn Street Theatre), The Girl On The Train (Salisbury Playhouse).

Also rejoining The Kite Runner for this tour are Ian Abeyesekera (Gen Taheri) having appeared in Twelfth Night (RSC), Enemy of the People (Tara Arts), Christopher Glover (Ramin Khan) previously seen in Oliver! (Leeds Playhouse), The Card (New Vic), Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four (UK, Netherlands & China Tour) and Stanton Wright (Wali) his credits include The Kite Runner (UK tour),. Great Expectations (Mercury Theatre, Colchester), Twelfth Night (RSC), Romeo & Juliet (Stafford Gatehouse Theatre), Orlando (Jermyn Street Theatre).

Aram Mardourian (Kamal) and Daphne Kouma (Soraya) were both previously in The Beekeeper of Aleppo (Nottingham Playhouse/UK Tour), while Amar Aggoun (ensemble) was in Ian Hislop & Nick Newman's The Wipers Times (The Watermill Theatre, West End & UK Tour and Americana by Hungry B*tches Productions. Sulin Hasso (ensemble) was in Maryland (Riverside Studios), Bard in the Yard (Turbine Theatre) and Repeat Signal (November Club).

Hanif Khan (Tabla player) has been the resident Tabla player on The Kite Runner since 2013. His career has included international performances in Europe, the Middle East and North America as well as UK wide performances including prestigious concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, The Royal Opera House, Edinburgh International Festival, Glastonbury, and Womad festival.

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