The theatre has announced it reopen temporarily for socially distanced sound installation.
The Donmar Warehouse has announced that it will be open its doors temporarily for a socially distanced sound installation titled Blindness based on José Saramago’s novel, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Walter Meierjohann.
As the lights change at a major crossroads in a city in the heart of Europe a car grinds to a halt. Its driver can drive no more. Suddenly, without warning or cause, he has gone blind. Within hours it is clear that this is a blindness like no other. This blindness is infectious. Within days an epidemic of blindness has spread through the city. The government tries to quarantine the contagion by herding the newly blind people into an empty asylum. But their attempts are futile. The city is in panic.
The team involved with the installation will also include immersive binaural sound design by Ben and Max Ringham, award winning actress Juliet Stevenson will voice the Storyteller/Doctor’s wife, design will be by Lizzie Clachan, lighting by Jessica Hung Han Yun with production consultancy by Hannah Thompson.
The hour long ticketed event is set to have limited capacity, while it runs from the 3rd to the 22nd August four times a day. Seating will be arranged at two metres apart in accordance with social distancing guidelines in a transformed Donmar Warehouse. Visitors will listen on headphones as the narrative unfolds around them. All those visiting will be required to wear a face mask throughout visit as will all staff (medical exemptions permitted).
Meanwhile, audio-described content will be available at every installation from Friday 7th August, and there will be a captioned installation at 2pm on Saturday 15th August. For those not able to attend in person, n audio-described or captioned digital version of the installation will also be available for purchase.
For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.donmarwarehouse.com/production/7878/blindness/