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The Braille Legacy

Closed June 24, 2017

An astonishing journey to acceptance and celebrating diversity

Why See The Braille Legacy?

The West premiere!

An exciting new musical biopic of the creator of the Braille language, director Thom Southerland teams up with Olivier-nominated actor Jerome Pradon who stars in the lead role. Premiering at the Charing Cross Theatre this April, the production has been supported by the Royal National Institute of Blind People and tells the inspirational and uplifting tale of Louis Braille and his tireless work in liberating the blind from social and educational isolation two hundred years ago. Through trial and error, Braille stumbled upon a brilliant, yet simple solution; through the use of touch, people, no matter what situation, or their differences, can come in from the cold and beat discrimination from able-bodied people in society.

Jerome Pradon has become something of a phenomenon in the West End, having starred in shows such as Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown, Martin Guerre, Whistle Down the Wind, The Lord of the Rings, Miss Saigon and Les Miserables; he will take on the lead role of Louis Braille in this new work.

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Opening night: 10 April 2017


Suitable for ages 12+

Cast and Creative


Jerome Pradon
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
Guillermo Bedward
Thomas Brown
Tallulah Byrne
Beau Cripps
Ilan Galkoff
Honey Harrison-Maw
Eliz Hassan
Megan Haynes
Zachary Loonie
Mimi Slinger
Ophir Fifi Tal
William Thompson


Original French Book and Lyrics by Sebastien Lancrenon
Music by Jean-Baptiste Saudray
English translation by Ranjit Bolt
Directed by Thom Southerland

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