A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns

11 no. saves icon · Contemporary

The European stage première of Khaled Hosseini’s spiritual sequel to The Kite Runner.

“Set in Afghanistan in 1992, this is a story of human spirit overcoming adversity. Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini, it’s the spiritual sequel to The Kite Runner, and it’s only playing in Hackney this week before it heads out of London – so you should act fast if you want to catch it!”


In 1992 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 and takes Laila as his second wife.

Rasheed’s first wife Mariam has no choice but to accept her younger, and now pregnant, rival. As the Taliban take over, life for all of them becomes a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear and the two women find themselves unlikely allies.

In A Thousand Splendid Suns, love grows and sustains the human spirit even during the hardest of times.

Age Recommendation 14+

Critic reviews

The Rep’s Roxana Silbert bows out with an inventive staging of Ursula Rani Sarma’s adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s 2007 novel

The Guardian

Date & time

Show ended
Wed 22 May - Sat 25 May, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


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