Overview

As the lights change at a major crossroads in a city in the heart of Europe a car grinds to a halt. Its driver can drive no more. Suddenly, without warning or cause, he has gone blind. Within hours it is clear that this is a blindness like no other. This blindness is infectious. Within days an epidemic of blindness has spread through the city. The government tries to quarantine the contagion by herding the newly blind people into an empty asylum. But their attempts are futile. The city is in panic.

Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens has adapted Nobel Prize-winner José Saramago’s dystopian novel Blindness as a sound installation, 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.

This ticketed installation for a limited number of visitors and runs four times a day, with seating arranged 2m apart in accordance with social distancing guidelines in a transformed Lighthouse theatre. Listen on headphones as the narrative unfolds around you. 

Access Info: Audio description and captioning options are available including a' listen at home' version with Audio Description. Please contact our ticket sales team for more information and to book.

A Captioned performance takes place on 16 July at 18.15pm.

 

Ticket Information

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