Lawrence Batley Theatre

Lawrence Batley Theatre / Events / Mon 07 to Sat 12 Jun 2021 (6 days)



The Lawrence Batley Theatre present a unique event unlike anything you may experienced in a theatre before. Direct from the Donmar Warehouse in London's West End comes the critically-acclaimed socially distanced sound installation Blindness, visiting Huddersfield for its only Northern England stop on its UK tour.

Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens has adapted Nobel Prize-winner José Saramago’s dystopian novel Blindness as a sound installation. Directed by Walter Meierjohann and 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 for a limited number of visitors will see the Lawrence Batley Theatre's Main Stage transformed with seating arranged 2m apart in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Visitors will listen on headphones as the narrative unfolds around them.

Audio description will be available on all dates and there will be a captioned installation for all those who would benefit from English captions at 6pm on Wed 9 June.

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Event Location

Lawrence Batley Theatre

Queen Street, Huddersfield

Telephone: 01484 430 528

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