“An exquisitely told story of resilience, violence and hope”
── ★★★★ The Guardian

“Artistically and technologically pioneering… Stevenson relays the story with her usual impeccable verbal poise”
── ★★★★ Daily Telegraph

As the lights change at a junction in a big city, a car remains motionless, its driver unable to go on. Suddenly, without warning or cause, he has lost his sight. It soon becomes clear that this is a blindness like no other, infecting all who come into proximity to it. Within days, it has spread throughout the city. The government tries to arrest the contagion by herding the newly blind into a disused asylum. But its attempts are futile. The city is in panic.

Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens has adapted Nobel Prize-winner José Saramago’s dystopian novel Blindness as a sound installation, 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.

This ticketed installation has a limited number of seats spaced in pairs throughout the auditorium for social distancing, facing in different directions. Audience members in pairs will be assigned seats together if available. All audience members will listen on headphones as the narrative unfolds around them.

Language:
English

Date Time Tickets
15 April 2021 (Thursday) 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 8:00pm $200
16 April 2021 (Friday) 2:00pm, 5:00pm
16 April 2021 (Friday) 8:00pm $250
17 April 2021 (Saturday) 11:00am, 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 8:00pm
18 April 2021 (Sunday) 11:00am, 2:00pm, 5:00pm

Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, no intermission

Venue:
The Box, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District (Getting to Freespace)

Concessions:
Half price for wheelchair user and a companion, people with disabilities and a companion and local full-time students. Ticket holders must present proof of eligibility on admission. Concessionary tickets are limited and bookings will be dealt with strictly on a first-come, first-served basis.

Remarks:

  • In line with the latest government regulations and in the interests of community health, the seating capacity is currently operating at reduced levels which may affect the admission and seating arrangement. Please check back for event announcements and updates
  • Above discount offers are not valid in conjunction with other promotional offers
  • All discount offers are available on a first come, first served basis according to availability
  • All promotions are subject to relevant terms and conditions
  • Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted
  • Suitable for ages 15 and above
  • Latecomers will not be admitted
  • The installation includes loud noises, extended periods of complete blackout, strobe lighting and bright flashing lights in close proximity to the audience
  • This installation includes strong language, discussion of sexual assault, descriptions of acts of physical assault and explorations of psychological trauma
  • Special Arrangements in Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Ticketing Enquiries:
(852) 2200 0022, ticketinfo@wkcda.hk

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
If a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force three hours before the start of the event, the event will be cancelled.

Organiser:

Programme Website:
Donmar Warehouse - Blindness

Tickets available from 19 March 2021 (Friday) at 10:00am.

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