New production images from the world premiere production of The Braille Legacy which officially opens at the Charing Cross Theatre on the 24th April have been released.
This major new musical is based on the true story of Louis Braille is directed by Thom Southerland, Artistic Director of Charing Cross Theatre, where the musical is playing until the 24th June.
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.
The production stars Olivier Award nominated Jérôme Pradon (Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Miss Saigon), 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 Wolfe.
The Braille Legacy is a musical about revolution and a fight for independence, featuring themes of difference, freedom, hope and love and the triumph of human values over adversity.
The musical features an original French Book and Lyrics by Sébastien Lancrenon, music by Jean-Baptiste Saudray, with an English translation by Ranjit Bolt. Music Supervision and Orchestrations are by Simon Lee.
Meanwhile, the full creative team for the production includes: music supervision and orchestrations by Simon Lee, musical direction by Toby Higgins, choreography by Lee Proud, set design by Tim Shortall, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, costume design by Jonathan Lipman and sound design byAndrew Johnson.