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.
Blindness, the socially distanced sound installation from Donmar Warehouse, is now available to rent and watch from the comfort of your own home.
Find our about the installation and purchase the captioned digital version of Blindness for just £12 here:
After purchasing you will receive an email including a link to a captioned video the day after you make your booking.
This captioned version will be available to watch until Saturday 12 September and includes an audio recording of the show with accompanying captions. This will be provided with links to a captioned version of the Audio Introduction and a selection of production images.
Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens has adapted Nobel Prize-winner José Saramago’s dystopian novel Blindness as a sound installation for the Donmar Warehouse, directed by Walter Meierjohann with immersive binaural sound design by Ben and Max Ringham. Juliet Stevenson voices the Storyteller/Doctor’s wife in this gripping story of the rise and, ultimately, profoundly hopeful end of an unimaginable global pandemic.