Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens has adapted Nobel Prize-winner José Saramago’s dystopian novel Blindness as a sound installation for the Donmar Warehouse, directed by Walter Meierjohann with immersive binaural sound design by Ben and Max Ringham. Juliet Stevenson voices the Storyteller/Doctor’s wife in this gripping story of the rise and, ultimately, profoundly hopeful end of an unimaginable global pandemic.

Cast & Crew


Storyteller / Doctor’s Wife


Lighting Designer
Production Consultant
Sound Designer
Sound Designer


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  1. On 1st August 2020 at 10:48 a.m., alexpacker noted:

    This is the first new production to open at a major London since all theatres closed on 16th March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent closure of all UK theatres. This hour long installation incorporates social distancing and runs for 1 hour, 4 times a day. The audience wear headphones and experience the story through binaural sound and visuals.

  2. On 28th August 2020 at 6:24 a.m., alexpacker noted:

    This production’s run was extended from 22nd August to 5th September 2020.

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