The first photographs for The Braille Legacy, which makes its world premiere at the Charing Cross Theatre from the 10th April have been released. 

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(c) Scott Rylander. 

The new images show Jérôme Pradon as Dr. Pignier and Jack Wolfe as Louis Braille in the production directed by Thom Southerland, Artistic Director of Charing Cross Theatre.

The Braille Legacy tells the thrilling, true, inspirational and epic story of Louis Braille, a young blind boy who wanted the same chance in life as those who see and ended up improving the lives of millions of blind people around the world.
 
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.
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(c) Scott Rylander. 

The cast is lead by Jérôme Pradon, whose previous West End credits include UK premiere of the musical “Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown”, Guillaume in “Martin Guerre”, The Man in “Whistle Down the Wind”, Aragorn in “The Lord of the Rings” musical, Chris in “Miss Saigon” and Javert in “Les Misérables” in London and Marius in Paris.

The Braille Legacy features an original French book and lyrics by Sébastien Lancrenon, music by Jean-Baptiste Saudray and a English translation by Ranjit Bolt.

Meanwhile, as well as being directed by Thom Southerland the creative team includes: set design by Tim Shortall, costume design by Jonathan Lipman and sound by Andrew Johnson.

The Braille Legacy will play at the Charing Cross Theatre from the 10th April until the 24th June.  To book tickets visit Ticketmaster.co.uk

 

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