Final casting for the world premiere production of The Braille Legacy, which plays at the Charing Cross Theatre from the 10th April has been confirmed as well as the full creative team.
The musical, directed by Thom Southerland, is based on the life of Louis Braille – the man who came up with the system of reading and writing for the blind or the visually impaired.
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.
Joining the previously announced Jérôme Pradon in the cast will be Jason Broderick; Tate-Eliot Drew; Will Haswell; Lottie Henshall ; Sarah-Marie Maxwell; Matthew McDonald; Kate Milner-Evans ; Janet Mooney; Ceili O’Connor; Michael Remick ; Ashley Stillburn and Jack Wolf.
Meanwhile, the creative team will include choreography by Lee Proud, set design by Tim Shortall, lighting by Tim Lutkin, costume design by Jonathan Lipman and sound design by Andrew Johnson.
The musical also features an original French Book and Lyrics by Sébastien Lancrenon, Music by Jean-Baptiste Saudray, with an English translation by Ranjit Bolt.