Arriving at the Pleasance Theatre in Islington for a limited three week run and ahead of an international tour, Theatre Re bring Blind Man back to the stage.
The concept of Blind Man’s Song was originally conceived by Guillaume Pigé, who also directs this production filled with imagination, physical theatre, mime, sound, illusion and a live music score.
While a blind man walks around his room with unsteady steps a story of love, hope, courage and unquenchable vision unfolds.
Blind Man’s Song is inspired by interviews with blind and visually-impaired people and tells the story of one man’s rage against his world of darkness and demonstrates the power of the body to communicate without words.
Talking about the show, Guillaume Pigé comments: “Since premiering Blind Man’s Song at the 2015 London International Mime Festival, we have performed the piece more than forty times. Every night we take a different journey where to push the imagination to its extreme. We respond to the supernatural, the magical and the emotional sparks that occur when our eyes are closed.”
The production is presented by Theatre Re, a company established in 2009 to create vibrant and emotional work on the edge of mime and theatre. Blind Man’s Song is funded by National Lottery through Arts Council England and supported by Haringey Council, The French Institute in London, The Greenwich Theatre and South Hill Park Arts Centre.
Those performing in the show includes: Alex Judd, Guillaume Pigé and Selma Roth. Meanwhile lighting is designed by Katherine Graham, with costumes and props designed by Malik Ibheis.
Blind Man’s Song is running at the Pleasance Theatre in Islington from the 27th April to the 15th May. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.pleasance.co.uk/event/blind-mans-song-0#overview