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21 October, 2019 - 26 October, 2019
16 September, 2019 - 21 November, 2019
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.
A Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Northern Stage co-production in association with Nuffield Southampton Theatres
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.”
The Reviews Hub
“A compelling and all-encompassing watch”
Not Compulsory (Blogger)
Zalmai / Afsoon / Girl / Wakilu's Wife / Ensemble
Nana / Fariba / Doctor / Ensemble
Tariq / Wakil / Driver / Ensemble
Young Mariam / Aziza / Khadija / Nurse / Ensemble
Jalil / Abdul / Sharif / Interrogator / Ensemble
Babi / Mullah Faizullah / Zama / Militiaman / Ensemble
Set and Costume Designer
Sound Designer and Co-Composer
JMK Assistant Director
Tickets starting at: £30, £24, £17, £10
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Student tickets - £10
23 November, 2019 - 05 January, 2020
01 October, 2019 - 12 October, 2019