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The Braille Legacy
Acclaimed director Thom Southerland (Ragtime, Titanic, Grey Gardens) directs the world première of The Braille Legacy, starring West End star Jérôme Pradon.
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.
Two hundred years ago, Louis Braille changed the world by inventing the tactile system of communication the Braille alphabet, liberating the “People of the Night” and introducing literacy, knowledge and culture to a people who were otherwise trapped. It was their journey into the light.
Olivier Award nominated Jérôme Pradon's West End credits include the 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, Chris in Miss Saigon, Javert in Les Misérables in London and Marius in Paris, and Judas in the Emmy-winning video of Jesus Christ Superstar.
The Braille Legacy has 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.
- Cancellation Policy
No refunds or exchanges after booking.
2 hours approx.
- How Does It Work
Please print voucher and bring along with you for entry into the venue.
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to performance to allow time to settle into you seats.
- Suitable For Children
- When Can I Go
10 APR - 24 JUN 2017
Mon - Sat 7.30pm
Wed matinee 2.30pm
Sat matinee 3pm
- Where Do I Go
The Arches, Villiers Street
Charing Cross or Embankment Station
Charing Cross Station
Barclays Cycle Hire docking stations are available on Whitehall Place, Northumberland Avenue and Craven Street (more info)
Directions from Charing Cross Train Station
As you come out of the station turn right and walk down the stairs, turning right onto Villiers Street. Walk 40 yards and turn right into Craven Passage (note: the theatre is actually underneath the station)
Directions from Embankment Tube Station
As you come out of the station walk straight up Villiers Street and turn first left into Craven Passage (note: the theatre is actually underneath Charing Cross Station)