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Blindness at the Donmar Warehouse (Photo credit: Helen Maybanks)

A first look at Blindness at the Donmar Warehouse

Kitty Underwood

By Kitty Underwood First Published 7 August 2020, Last Updated 7 August 2020

Blindness is an exciting new piece of theatre at the Donmar Warehouse.

Since Blindness is a sound installation rather than a performance involving live actors, it was able to open on 1 August.

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

Directed by Walter Meierjohann, the installation features immersive binaural sound design by Olivier Award nominees Ben and Max Ringham.

Olivier Award-winner Juliet Stevenson voices the Storyteller/Doctor’s wife in this timely and gripping story of the rise and, ultimately, profoundly hopeful end of an unimaginable global pandemic of inexplicable blindness spreading through the city.

You can experience Blindness at the Donmar Warehouse until 22 August, with four hour-long showings every day. Grab your tickets below on the Donmar’s website!


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