The Kite Runner: what you need to know ahead of its Dubai Opera debut

Fun facts worth knowing about the West End production

The Kite Runner: what you need to know ahead of its Dubai Opera debut

The Kite Runner is coming to Dubai this weekend from London’s West End… And we can’t wait.

The theatre production, which has been adapted by Khaled Hosseini’s bestselling novel, will be running at Dubai Opera from Thursday February 27 to Saturday February 29.

Adapted by playwright, director, and Professor Matthew Spangler, this haunting tale of friendship spans cultures and continents and follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.

Here are some fun facts that theatre-goers will love.

Two
The number of years Khalid Hosseini’s novel featured on the New York Times bestseller list. And the number of singers off stage who the audience never sees.

12
The number of actors in the show.

124
The total number of costumes.

69
Costume changes.

2006
The year that playwright, director, and Professor, Matthew Spangler, met Hosseini and adapted his book for the stage.

2020
The year that The Kite Runner makes its debut at Dubai Opera.

Music
There are 13 singing bowls with six beaters to play them with, sourced from five countries, including India, Pakistan, Tibet Germany and England.

Kites
The kites used in the production utilise extremely light weight polyethylene sails and micro carbon fibre spars. The shape is as close as the traditional Afghan Fighting kite as they can get, whilst maintaining the ability to fly indoors.

Global success
The Kite Runner has playing in the United Kingdom, USA, Canada, India, and Germany to date.

Peaked your interest? Opening night in Dubai is Thursday February 27, we'll see you there.

For more things to do in Dubai this weekend, we've got you covered right here.
From Dhs350. Thu Feb 27 8pm, Fri Feb 28 3pm & 8pm, Sat Feb 29 3pm & 8pm. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com.

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