A Birmingham composer has created the music for a stage version of The Kite Runner which has made its European premiere in the Midlands.
The show based on Khaled Hosseini's acclaimed novel about the friendship between two boys growing up in 1970s Afghanistan officially opened this week at Nottingham Playhouse.
Jonathan Girling from Bearwood, Birmingham, who has previously worked with both the RSC and the CBSO said he was absolutely delighted to be involved.
Much of Jonathan's time has been spent working with renowned tabla player Hanif Khan who provides a unique live accompaniment to the action.
Jonathan said there are four Afghan songs in the show along with some eighties classics - when the story moves to America - that people will definitely recognise.
But he added the five original songs he has written based on Indian ragas (like an Indian scale) are what he is most proud of.
The show runs in Nottingham until Saturday May 18.