The Kite Runner is “an outstanding and unforgettable theatrical tour de force” and comes to Darlington Hippodrome in May.

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.

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.

Adapted by Matthew Spangler and directed by Giles Croft. Originally produced by Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse.

Date and time: Friday 15 May 7.30pm; Saturday 16 May 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome
Cost: from £16.50 to £34.50
Booking: visit the theatre website