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The Kite Runner Flies Home To The Playhouse Following West End Success.

The Liverpool Playhouse welcomes home its hugely successful co-production of The Kite Runner for five nights after a second West End run at London’s Wyndham Theatre.

Based on the bestselling novel by Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner is a powerful story of two friends Amir and Hassan and embarks on a U.K. tour this year.

The co-production with Nottingham Playhouse was adapted for the stage by playwright Matthew Spangler and is directed by Giles Croft. The production has received critical acclaim since its premiere in 2013.

A haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, it follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.

The Absence Of War, Theatre Review. Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Reece Dinsdale, James Harkness, Cyril Nri, Maggie McCarthy, Amiera Darwish, Charlotte Lucas, Gyuri Sarossy, Theo Cowan, Barry McCarthy, Helen Ryan, Don Gallagher, Ekow Quartey.

History could have been so different but it is the joy of speculation that only makes the subject interesting, for the time the events take place, the winner and the loser are only remembered for being in the same race. It is up to the historians, the journalists and the playwrights to put flesh on the bones and the gloss of pallor of imagination on the cheeks of the long since departed. History though is not quite viewed in the same way when there is The Absence of War dictating the proceedings.

Crime And Punishment, Theatre Review. Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Adam Best, Mabel Clements, George Costigan, Amiera Darwish, Chris Donald, Cate Hamer, Jessica Hardwick, John Paul Hurley, Jack Lord, Obioma Ugoala.

There are moments in theatre where the ugly head of jealousy might just rear up within an audience member and show the person what they could have achieved if they were so minded. The chance to write, direct or even perform in a production of Crime And Punishment that is so magnificent, so constant in its relentless look at the way poverty, crime and descending psychosis, that even to have pulled the curtain up at the start of the play would have been an enormous thrill.