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Stage Editorial

thousandsplendid.jpg Suns and daughters

Based on Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling novel of the same name, ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ is coming to Northern Stage and promises to be one of the highlights of their summer season.

With the publication of ‘The Kite Runner’ in 2003 Khaled Hosseini became one of the most beloved authors in the world. 2007’s ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ was its spiritual sequel. Set in 1992 in an Afghanistan ravaged by war it tells the powerful story of three generations of women. It has been adapted for the stage by Ursula Rani Sarma who commented: “This play is about the immense strength and endurance of women and how they can survive tremendous suffering to keep those they love alive. It is also about how even in the darkest of times and places, love can grow and sustain the human spirit beyond all pain and hardship. It’s about friendship and loyalty, courage and selflessness, grief and violence.”

A Thousand Splendid Suns, Thursday 30 May-Saturday 15 June, Northern Stage, Newcastle, 7.30pm (Sat mats 2.30pm; 6 June 6pm), from £10. northernstage.co.uk