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||Juliet Stevenson|
|Lighting Designer||Jessica Hung Han Yun|
|Production Consultant||Professor Hannah Thompson|
|Sound Designer||Ben Ringham|
|Sound Designer||Max Ringham|
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.
This production’s run was extended from 22nd August to 5th September 2020.
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