Blindness - Donmar Warehouse (UK)

Blindness is based on the dystopian novel by Nobel-prize winning José Saramago, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Walter Meierjohann, with a stunning recorded performance by Juliet Stevenson as the narrator/doctor’s wife.

During the installation, visitors listen on headphones to this gripping story of an unimaginable global pandemic of infectious blindness – and its profoundly hopeful conclusion – featuring an immersive sound design using binaural technology by Ben and Max Ringham.  Each venue will be reimagined by designer Lizzie Clachan and atmospheric lighting designed by Jessica Hung Han Yun, with the creative team working remotely to bring the installation to life from over three thousand miles away.

With the voice of Juliet Stevenson
Based on the novel by José Saramago
Adapted by Simon Stephens
Directed by Walter Meierjohann
Sound Designers Ben and Max Ringham
Designer Lizzie Clachan
Lighting Designer Jessica Hung Han Yun
Production Consultant Professor Hannah Thompson
Resident Assistant Director Sara Aniqah Malik

Photos by Helen Maybanks