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A Thousand Splendid Suns

25 June, 2019 - 06 July, 2019

The European stage premiere of Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling novel, adapted by Ursula Rani Sarma. ★★★★★ What's On Stage and The Reviews Hub. At NST City.

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  • audio description
  • assistance dogs

A Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Northern Stage co-production in association with Nuffield Southampton Theatres

A Thousand Splendid Suns

25 June - 6 July NST City 

By Ursula Rani Sarma

Based on the book by Khaled Hosseini

Director Roxana Silbert

Designer Ana Ines Jabares-Pita 

Recommended Age: 14+ (Contains some violent scenes)

Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)

Grapevine, Creative Networking Event: 25 Jun, 6pm - 7.30pm

Post-show Q&A: 2 Jul

How Theatre's Made: 4 Jul 17.00

BSL Interpreted & Audio Described: 6 Jul 14.30 

The European stage premiere of Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling novel.

Laila is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. 

Mariam was born a generation later. When Laila is orphaned, her and Mariam's lives collide as they are forced to share the same husband.

Under the Taliban takeover, life is a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear. As the war rages and the years pass, the country grows more oppressive and so does Rasheed. 

But the bonds of love, family and friendship may offer the only escape and drive them to overcome the most daunting obstacles. 

From the writer of The Kite Runner, this is a powerful story of three generation of women discovering strength in unity. 



“The piece is everything theatre should be.

It's gripping, heart-rending, painful to watch at times and at others inspiring.”




“Beautiful, engrossing”

The Reviews Hub



“A compelling and all-encompassing watch”

Not Compulsory (Blogger)






Pal Aron

Pal Aron


Mollie Lambert

Mollie Lambert

Zalmai / Afsoon / Girl / Wakilu's Wife / Ensemble

Lisa Zahra

Lisa Zahra

Nana / Fariba / Doctor / Ensemble

Sujaya  Dasgupta

Sujaya Dasgupta


Waleed Akhtar

Waleed Akhtar

Tariq / Wakil / Driver / Ensemble

Shala Nyx

Shala Nyx

Young Mariam / Aziza / Khadija / Nurse / Ensemble

Amina Zia

Amina Zia


Munir  Khairdin

Munir Khairdin

Jalil / Abdul / Sharif / Interrogator / Ensemble

Naveed  Khan

Naveed Khan

Babi / Mullah Faizullah / Zama / Militiaman / Ensemble


Roxana Silbert


Ben Hart

Magic Consultant

Ana Inés Jabares-Pita

Set and Costume Designer

Simon Bond

Lighting Designer

Mahmood Kamen


Ursula Rani Sarma


Dave Price

Sound Designer and Co-Composer

Lucy Cullingford

Movement Director

Terry King

Fight Director

Stephen Kemble

Voice Director

Madeleine Kludje

Associate Director

William Ashford

JMK Assistant Director

Gabrielle Dawes

Casting Director

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