A West End hit will take to the stage in Brighton next week.

The Kite Runner, adapted by Matthew Spangler and directed by Giles Croft, will play at the newly restored Theatre Royal Brighton from June 11 to June 15. 

Based on Khaled Hosseini's international bestselling novel, The Kite Runner is a haunting tale of friendship 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 is 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 for ever.

One Broadway season and two West End seasons have garnered international acclaim for the story.

Stuart Vincent (The Play That Goes Wrong, West End, The Kite Runner UK Tour) will play Amir and Yazdan Qafouri (Lord Of The Rings, Othello) will play Hassan/Sohrab.

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Dean Rehman rejoins The Kite Runner for this tour in the role of Baba. Bhavin Bhatt (Assef) returns in the role that saw him named best newcomer at the Asian Media Awards in the West End production. Also returning are Tiran Aakel as Ali/Farid, Ian Abeyesekera as Gen Taheri, Christopher Glover as Ramin Khan and Stanton Wright as Wali.

Completing the cast are Daphne Kouma (The Beekeeper Of Aleppo) as Soraya, Aram Mardourian (The Beekeeper Of Aleppo) as Kamal, Amar Aggoun (Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s The Wipers Times) and Sulin Hasso (Bard In The Yard).

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Hanif Khan has been the resident Tabla player on The Kite Runner since 2013. His career has included international performances in Europe, the Middle East and North America as well as UK-wide performances including prestigious concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, The Royal Opera House, Edinburgh International Festival, Glastonbury and Womad.

The show is produced by Martin Dodd for UK Productions and Stuart Galbraith for Kilimanjaro Productions.

The Kite Runner plays Theatre Royal Brighton from Tuesday to Saturday. Tickets are on sale at ATGTickets.com/Brighton