A Thousand Splendid Suns

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

25 June, 2019 - 06 July, 2019

  • wheelchair access
  • hearing enhancement
  • 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 

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.

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

Laila 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 take over, 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.