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Jérôme Pradon leads the cast of this new musical.
Producers of the upcoming new musical The Braille Legacy have today announced final casting and creative team for the production that premieres at the Charing Cross Theatre from 10 April to 24 June 2017, with an official opening on 24 April.
Telling 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, the production is directed by Thom Southerland with Music Supervision and Orchestrations by Simon Lee, Musical Direction by Toby Higgins, Choreography by Lee Proud, Set Design by Tim Shortall, Lighting Design by Tim Lutkin, Costume Design by Jonathan Lipman and Sound Design by Andrew Johnson.
Joining the previously announced Olivier Award-nominee Jérôme Pradon in the lead role are Jason Broderick, Tate-Elliot 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.
"In 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."
This new musical has an original French book and lyrics by Sébastien Lancrenon, music by Jean-Baptiste Saudray, with an English translation by Ranjit Bolt. It is produced in London by The Braille Legacy Ltd by arrangement with Colbert Entertainment Ltd.
The production will host audio-described performances on Saturday 27 May at 3.00pm and Monday 29 May at 7.30pm.
Tickets for The Braille Legacy are now on sale.