A Thousand Splendid Suns - Birmingham Rep
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The European stage première of Khaled Hosseini's spiritual sequel to The Kite Runner.

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.


Director Roxana Silbert
Designer Ana Inés Jabares-Pita
Lighting Designer Simon Bond
Composer Mahmood Kamen
Co-Composer and Sound Designer Dave Price
Movement Director Lucy Cullingford
Fight Director Terry King
Magic Consultant Ben Hart
Voice Director Stephen Kemble
Associate Director Madeleine Kludje
JMK Assistant Director William Ashford
Casting Director Gabrielle Dawes

Try our themed pre-show dish of pilau with lamb or vegetables in Marmalade. Book at the same time as your tickets.

Backstage Tour
Why not make a day of it? Discover the secrets and history of the venue with a Backstage Tour. Available on 11 or 18 May, 11am. Find out more here


UK Tour Dates

22-25 May
Hackney Empire
020 8985 2424

30 May - 15 Jun
Northern Stage, Newcastle
0191 230 5151

25 Jun - 6 Jul
Nuffield Southampton Theatres
023 8067 1771

Company & Creatives


Tariq / Wakil / Driver / Ensemble
Jalil / Abdul / Sharif / Interrogator / Ensemble
Babi / Mullah Faizullah / Zama / Militiaman / Ensemble
Zalmai / Afsoon / Girl / Wakil’s Wife / Ensemble
Young Mariam / Aziza / Nurse / Ensemble
Nana / Fariba / Doctor / Ensemble
Ticket Information

From £15
Previews (2-7 May) and weekday matinees (9 & 16 May) from £10

Aged 16-30?
Enjoy £5 tickets to this production with our free Preview Club membership, available on the following performances: 2, 3, 4, 7 May
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Fees and Charges
Please note we charge a transaction fee of £2.50 on all payment types. This covers administration costs and postage and enables us to provide a dedicated booking service. This charge does not apply to transactions under £10, group bookings over 50 and school group bookings. We also waive this charge if you are a REP Friend.

Please talk to a member of our BOX office team if you require further information.

Running Time
Approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes including a 20 minute interval

Further Information
Post Show Discussion 15 May
Contains some violent scenes
Registered Office: Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP. Company No. 00295910
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