The new musical is inspired by the story of Louis Braille and will run at the theatre from the 10th April and run until the 24th June 2017.
This world premiere production will be directed by Charing Cross Theatre’s Artistic Director Thom Southerland and star Olivier Award nominee Jérôme Pradon.
The Braille Legacy features an original French book and lyrics by by Sébastien Lancrenon, Music by Jean-Baptiste Saudray, it has an English translation by Ranjit Bolt and Music Supervision and Orchestrations by Simon Lee.
In Paris in the 19th century, blind people were victims of profound discrimination. Louis Braille, a bright young mind with a mad dream, arrives at the Royal Institute of Blind Youth, searching for the same chance as everyone else: to be free and independent. But he soon discovers that people and things aren’t always what they first seem. By sheer determination and courage, he stumbles upon something revolutionary: a simple idea, a genius invention, a legacy.
As well as being directed by Thom Southerland, the creative team for The Braille Legacy will also include set design by Tim Shortall, costumes by Jonathan Lipman and sound design by Andrew Johnson.
Jérôme Pradon’s West End credits include the UK premiere of the musical Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown, Martin Guerre, Whistle Down the Wind, The Lord of the Rings musical, Miss Saigon and Les Misérables.