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. This hour-long ticketed installation for a limited number of visitors will run four times a day, with seating arranged 2m apart in accordance with social distancing guidelines, in a transformed Donmar Warehouse. Visitors will listen on headphones as the narrative unfolds around them. Audio-described content will be available at every installation from Friday 7 August, and there will be a captioned installation at 2pm on Saturday 15 August. An audio-described or captioned digital version of the installation will also be available for purchase for those not able to attend in person.


Juliet Stevenson (voice)


Book by: Jose Saramago
Adapted by: Simon Stephens
Director: Walter Meierjohann
Sound(s): Ben Ringham, Max Ringham
Design: Lizzie Clachan
Lighting: Jessica Hung Han Yung
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Blindness - A Socially distanced sound installation

Blindness - A Socially distanced sound installation (Performance) production archive for QTIX code T1422931165. Details of all Blindness - A Socially distanced sound installation archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1289391564

Archive Listings

3 Aug 20
5 Sep 20
Donmar Warehouse
West End
Greater London

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