The Braille Legacy

The Braille Legacy

3.5 (2) · New WritingMusicals, Contemporary

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.

Overview

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.

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.

Critic reviews

The arc of the story is crushed by bad plotting, and the tendency to err on the side of bombastic overstatement drowns the piece.

What's On Stage

Date & time

Show ended
Mon 10 Apr - Sat 24 Jun, 7.30pm, 2pm & 3pm

Venue

The Arches, Villiers Street WC2N 6NL London, UK · Get Directions
3.5
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