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Canadian Premiere of The Donmar Warehouse Production of BLINDNESS - A Socially Distanced Sound Installation On The Stage of The Princess of Wales Theatre - Tickets On Sale June 23 - Performances August 4 – 28

For Immediate Release
Contact: John Karastamatis, Sue Toth – Mirvish Productions


Toronto – David Mirvish is pleased to present the Canadian premiere of the Donmar Warehouse production of Blindness, a socially distanced sound installation, on the stage of the Princess of Wales Theatre. 

Tickets to Blindness will go on sale to the public at 10 AM on June 23, 2021. Performances begin August 4 and run through August 29.  Media night is August 5.

Tickets are available to purchase online at: www.mirvish.com, the only authorized online source. By phone at Mirvish: 1.800.461.3333 the only authorized phone source.  Tickets to all performances are $59.

Blindness will be presented on the stage of the Princess of Wales Theatre and will be the first indoor theatre presentation in Toronto since the pandemic shut down all theatres. Audiences will be limited to 50 people per performance and will be seated in pods of one or two. Everyone in attendance, including all staff, will be masked.


AT THE THEATRE:

  • The show runs 75 minutes without an intermission.
  • Each performance will be limited to 50 people.
  • Every precaution will be taken to ensure that each audience member is safe and comfortable during this very special event.
  • All audience members must wear a mask for the duration of their visit for this event.
  • All audience members will be seated (socially distanced, in pairs and singles) on the  immense stage of the Princess of Wales Theatre.
  • Each person will be given sanitized headphones through which they will be told the story by the illustrious stage, screen, TV and audiobook star Juliet Stevenson. The sound is designed to be binaural, making the work sound as if it were physically happening around you, putting you in the centre of the action.

For FAQ about Blindness and Covid-19 Audience Safety Measureshttps://www.mirvish.com/shows/blindness


ABOUT BLINDNESS:

Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, for which he won both the Tony and Olivier awards for best play) 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.

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 had its world premiere at London’s Donmar Warehouse in August 2020, where it received rave reviews and re-opened the theatre for audiences for the first time in over five months.

Blindness, a socially distanced sound installation with the voice of Juliet Stevenson, based on the novel by José Saramago, adapted by Simon Stephens, directed by Walter Meierjohann is a Donmar Warehouse Production.

The creative team includes: Sound Designers Ben and Max Ringham, Designer Lizzie Clachan, Lighting Designer Jessica Hung Han Yun, Production Consultant Professor Hannah Thompson and Resident Assistant Director Sara Aniqah Malik.

 

BLINDNESS
A Socially Distanced Sound Installation

Performances begin August 4, 2021
On the Stage of the Princess of Wales Theatre – 300 King St. West Toronto, ON

Tickets On Sale June 23, 2021
By phone: 1.800.461.3333

Performance Schedule
August 4 - 8
Wed, Thu, Fri: 6pm, 8pm
Sat & Sun: 2pm, 6pm, 8pm

August 10 - 29
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat & Sun:  2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm

Approximately 75 minutes - no intermission

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