In the Dark – a live audio play – brings to life dramatic turning points in the lives of five people who are blind or visually impaired.
Thursday 29 February, 7pm
At present there are still places available for anyone who needs to book a place over the telephone, please contact Joseph Shannon on 01 2222260 to reserve your place.
In the Dark brings to life dramatic turning points in the lives of five people who are blind or visually impaired. It’s an immersive surround sound experience where the audience can wear blindfolds, and all the sound effects and music are performed live. They are stories of adversity, adventure and determination.
A man in his thirties hopes to regain his sight in a transplant operation, another loses his in a matter of weeks, while one young girl dreams of riding a bicycle again after her brain operation, another faces a cruel medical system, and a young man must go to a cliff edge in Wales to find his limits.
Fee: €8, advance booking required via Eventbrite.
- Should you wish to book a place over the telephone please contact Joseph Shannon, 01 2222260
A daytime performance of In the Dark is also taking place on Friday 1 March at 3pm and should you wish to book a place over the telephone please contact Joseph Shannon, 01 2222260 or following this link here
In the Dark begins it’s national tour at Hugh Lane Gallery, following successful sell-out runs at Rua Red Arts Centre and Draíocht, Blanchardstown in 2022.
Image: Photo by Simon Lazewski (Pictured are ‘In the Dark’ cast members Sinead McDonagh, Tony Scanlon, John O’Brien, Martin Kelly, Theresa Lavin and Paul Norton – From a dark background all are seated in a row at a table and making sound with a variety of handheld instruments)
In the Dark By Ciarán Taylor and Sightless Cinema Members
Music by Roger Gregg
Lighting by Felipe Jóia
In the Dark tour is supported by ReThink Ireland and South Dublin Arts Office
Original production supported by Creative Ireland South Dublin, with Rua Red Arts Centre, and Contact Studio. Development supported by Abbey Theatre 5×5. Sightless Cinema is supported by South Dublin Arts Office in partnership with the NCBI.
‘It was really fantastic, deeply moving with a beautiful intricate sound design’
‘Really exciting experience and the stories really resonated’ Audience Written Reviews
About Sightless Cinema
Sightless Cinema under the direction of theatre-maker Ciarán Taylor, was established in 2015. They have presented programmes of surround sound plays at Lighthouse Cinema and IMC Cinemas. In 2020, they moved online to make lockdown comedy The Covid Tapes, and presented Ballymuck Exchange – a telephone comedy, at a listening event for Culture Night 2021. The Sightless Cinema performance company White Cane Audio Theatre featured in the Abbey Theatre Dear Ireland 3 online video, and development of In the Dark was supported by Abbey Theatre 5×5.
Ciarán Taylor also creates original theatre with his Carpet Theatre, including a recent tour of Breath- a music play.
Roger Gregg is a writer for radio, voice performer, sound designer and musician. He created many radio dramas for RTÉ, including live productions with his Crazy Dog company. He performed in The Flood – a live audio play in the dark, devised with Ciarán Taylor which toured Ireland in 2016.