The Braille Legacy

The Braille Legacy

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.

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The Braille Legacy running time: 
2 hours

n 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.

Suitable for 5+.
Sébastien Lancrenon, Jean-Baptiste Saudray, English translation by Ranjit Bolt
The Braille Legacy Ltd by arrangement with Colbert Entertainment Ltd
Thom Southerland
Songs by:
Sébastien Lancrenon, Jean-Baptiste Saudray
Tim Lutkin
Andrew Johnson
Tim Shortall
Jonathan Lipman
Cast list:
Jérôme Pradon, Jason Broderick, Tate-Eliot Drew, Will Haswell, Lottie Henshall, Sarah-Marie Maxwell, Matthew McDonald, Kate Milner-Evans, Janet Mooney, Ceili O’Connor, Michael Remick, Ashley Stillburn, Jack Wolfe and a child cast featuring Guillermo Bedward, Thomas Brown, Tallulah Byrne, Beau Cripps, Ilan Galkoff, Honey Harrison-Maw, Eliz Hassan, Megan Haynes, Zachary Loonie, Mimi Slinger, Ophir Fifi Tal and William Thompson.
Other info:
Music Supervision and Orchestrations by Simon Lee, Musical Direction by Toby Higgins

Charing Cross Theatre

The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NL
Nearest tube:
Charing Cross

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Our The Braille Legacy Review

Not, of course, to be confused with The Bourne Legacy, this new musical called The Braille Legacy is cut from a very different cloth to that instalment in the action film franchise. It's own legacy would seem to be those portentous late 20th century European pop operas, of which Les Miserables was the most successful, but also included such later disasters as Notre-Dame de Paris, Dance of the... Read more

Latest The Braille Legacy News & Features

First look at new musical The Braille Legacy at the Charing Cross Theatre
First look at new musical The Braille Legacy at the Charing Cross Theatre
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Production photos have been released of new musical The Braille Legacy which officially opens at The Charing Cross Theatre on Monday 24 April. Directed by Thom Southerland it features design by Tim Shortall, lighting by Tim Lutkin and costume by Jonathan Lipman.

Interview with The Braille Legacy star Jérôme Pradon
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

There are few things more difficult to crack than a brand new original musical, and French musical theatre performer Jérôme Pradon knows this only too well. Having performed internationally in established shows such as Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, he originated lead roles in the musicals Napoleon and the original London production of Martin Guerre. After recently starring in the UK premiere of Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, directed by Bartlett Sher at the Playhouse Theatre, he returns to the West End this month in a new biopic musical about the life of Louis Braille.

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