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

A Northern Stage & Birmingham Repertory Theatre co-production

By Khaled Hosseini
Adapted by Ursula Rani Sarma
Directed by Roxana Silbert


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In an Afghanistan ravaged by war, an orphaned Laila is left alone in an increasingly threatening world. Her older neighbour Rasheed is quick to open his home to her, but his true intentions soon become clear when he takes Laila as his second wife.

Rasheed’s first wife Mariam is a captive to her husband’s whim. She has no choice but to accept her younger, and now pregnant, rival. The war rages on and as the years pass the country grows more oppressive, and so does Rasheed. But as Laila’s daughter Aziza grows up, the three women develop a bond that may offer their only escape.

From the writer of The Kite Runner, this is the powerful story of three generations of women discovering strength in unity and finding hope in the unlikeliest of places.

Part of the Festival of Women.

Cast

SUJAYA DASGUPTA (Death of a Salesman/Royal & Derngate, Press/BBC)

AMINA ZIA (Tartuffe/RSC)

PAL ARON (Behind the Beautiful Forevers/National Theatre; Stella/ Sky One

WALEED AKHTAR (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen/ Lasse Hallström; What Shadows / Birmingham Repertory Theatre and The Kite Runner/Nottingham Playhouse & Liverpool Everyman) 

MUNIR KHAIRDIN (Whitechapel/ITV)

NAVEED KHAN

MOLLIE LAMBERT (The White Devil/Shakespeare’s Globe) 

SHALA NYX (Miss Prue/Bristol Old Vic) 

LISA ZAHRA (The Kite Runner/Wyndham’s)

Creatives

PLAYWRIGHT: URSULA RANI SARMA

DIRECTOR: ROXANA SILBERT

SET & COSTUME DESIGN: ANA INES JABARES-PITA

LIGHTING DESIGN: SIMON BOND

COMPOSITION: MAHMOOD KAMEN

CO-COMPOSITION: DAVE PRICE 

MAGIC CONSULTANT: BEN HART


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Access

Touch Tour logo Touch Tour Tue 11 Jun, 6pm (Julia Grundy)
Audio Description logo Audio Described performance Tue 11 Jun, 7.30pm (Julia Grundy)
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BSL signed performance

Thu 13 Jun, 7.30pm (Harjit Jagdev)
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Captioned performance*

Sat 15 Jun, 2pm (Stefanie Bell)

*For best visibility of our caption units, we would recommend sitting in rows E – L in Stage 1.

Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available. To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.