BLIND MAN’S SONG
Concieved and Directed by Guillaume Pigé
Devised by the company
Original music: Alex Judd
Performers: Alex Judd, Guillaume Pigé, Selma Roth
Lighting Designer: Katherine Graham
Costumes & Props Designer: Malik Ibheis
Dramaturge: A.C. Smith
Assistant Producer: Flavia Bertram (opening tour 2015), Marion Geoffray (EdFringe 2015).
Production Manager: Marcus Bazley (EdFringe 2015)
External curator: Andrew Visnevski
External advisor (of Haringey Phoenix Group): Marie Lang
Photos: François Verbeek, Deniz Kavali, Léa Tirabasso, Richard Davenport
Graphic designer: Rebecca Pitt
Set builder: Peter Bennett
Audio Describer (VocalEyes): William Elliott (opening tour 2015)
The show is currently touring in the UK and abroad. To see our touring schedule click here.
Work-in-progress, The Civic Theatre (Barnsley, 2014)
Work-in-progress, Greenwich Theatre (Greenwich, 2014)
World Première, London International Mime Festival at Jackson’s Lane (London, 2015)
South Hill Park Arts Centre, Wilde Theatre (Bracknell, 2015)
Lincoln Drill Hall (Lincoln, 2015)
Square Chapel Arts Centre (Halifax, 2015)
Latitude Festival, Theatre Arena (Suffolk, 2015)
Departure Lounge Festival, Derby Theatre, Main Stage (Derby, 2015)
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Pleasance King Dome (Edinburgh, 2015)
The Lowry (Salford Quays, 2015)
The Pleasance Theatre London, Main House (London 2016)
The Courtyard Theatre (Hereford, 2016)
The North Wall (Oxford, 2016)
The Neeld (Chippenham, 2016)
The Unity Theatre as part of Physical Fest 2016 (Liverpool, 2016)
Recklinghausen Ruhrfestspiele, Fringe Tent (Recklinghausen, Germany 2016)
Mimos Festival, Odyssée Scène Conventionnée (Perigueux, France, 2016)
Stahl Theatre (Oundle, 2016)
Greenwich Theatre (Greenwich, 2016)
Marine Theatre (Lyme Regis, 2016)
Quarry Theatre (Bedford, 2016)
Prema Arts Centre (Uley, 2016)
Winchester Theatre Royal (Winchester, 2016)
BBC’s Highlight of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
The Culture Trip’s UK local favourites for 2016.
“Blind Man’s Song is delicious. We’re not sure what we’re watching but we know it is unique.”
★★★★★ British Theatre Guide
“Stunning original music, minimalistic staging, crisply performed – this piece could not be more beautiful.”
★★★★★ Three Weeks
“Phenomenal... Theatre Re creates an entrancing, poignant world, and an hour spent in it seems all too brief.”
★★★★★ Edinburgh Spotlight
“Impossible to forget... everything has been pushed to perfection.”
★★★★★ Mumble Theatre
“An extraordinary and emotionally charged glimpse into the mind and imagination. This is a tremendous show”.
★★★★★ London Theatre 1
“Theatre Re expose the fantasies and nightmares of a solo mind with a powerful, inspiring production.”.
★★★★★ Scatter of Opinion
“Superb... Full of fear and tenderness.”
★★★★ The Stage
“Theatre Re are fast becoming a Fringe fixture, and a respected one at that.”
★★★★ The List
“A wordless dreamlike tribute to love and the power of life inside the mind.”
★★★★ Edinburgh Guide
“A stunning and remarkable piece.”
★★★★ Broadway Baby
“One of the most beautiful things about theatre is its ability to communicate in such a range of different ways. Blind Man’s Song is a stunning example of one of these many ways.”
★★★★ West End Wilma
“An audio and visual treat.”
★★★★ Ed Fest Magazine
“A magical piece of theatre.”
“Sublime and truly moving.”
★★★★ Plays To See
“You will be swept away... Entirely different to the majority of shows at the Fringe. ”
★★★★ EdFringe Reviews
"Awe striking imagery, original compositions and breath-taking movement sequences"
★★★★ Theatre Full Stop
"Blind Man’s Song transcends storytelling"
Highly Recommended Show Fringe Review
"Breathtaking, arresting and haunting."
Scottish Daily Mail
"A brilliant performance. Intense, effective and deep."
A Younger Theatre
"Supernatural, fragile and transient."
Disability Arts Online
Included in Lyn Gardner’s Picks of the Edinburgh Fringe for The Guardian Stage
A Younger Theatre Pick of The 2015 Latitude Festival (Best of Theatre)
About Blind Man’s Song:
“If you are looking for infinity, just close your eyes”.
When we close our eyes, doesn’t it seem that everything becomes possible?
We conjure up fantasies and our thoughts start to flirt with the surreal and the unbelievable. The world becomes strange and dangerous; the everyday connects with the past, future and present. Darkness unlocks the doors of imagination and arouses the wildest and most mysterious sides of our minds.
With Blind Man’s Song we take that leap of the imagination to an extreme. We want to respond to the supernatural, the magical and the emotional sparks that seep into us when the eyes are closed.
Our main character is a blind musician who has never seen the light.
As endless sensations distract, inform and amuse him, we follow his dreamlike journey travelling at the speed of memory to a place where some things become more visible in the dark.
Interview with A Younger Theatre - here
Interview with The Enfield Independent - here
Interview with This Week London - here
Interview with Nouse - here