The Kite Runner is one of the most politically and culturally crucial texts of our time, and more so than ever before in our world’s current tumultuous political and social climate. At present, the Islamic faith is under scrutiny across the world. Immigration is a topic of constant controversy and discussion. War rages on and humanitarian crises are convulsing. It is deeply, immeasurably important to have pieces of work like this in the West End at this time, serving as a staggeringly powerful reminder of the work that we still desperately need to do as humans. This adaptation of Hosseini’s wok personifies these truths in the accessible format that is theatre, awakening the senses and transporting us to a dimension whereby we can truly absorb the shattered remains of Afghanistan and its people, and try to take on the themes of regeneration, redemption and identity to forge a new outlook on our world.