Blind Man's Song

Conceived and directed by Guillaume Pigé, Blind Man’s Song follows the imagination of a blind musician at the speed of thought. This beautifully choreographed piece of mime and physical theatre moves at a stunning pace with complex stage manoeuvres that keep us constantly engaged.

A stunning and remarkable piece with the aid of the exceptional lighting and set design.

Alex Judd plays the blind musician in question, and does so with unerring focus and skill. He is also the musical powerhouse behind the show, providing a live accompaniment to his characters imagination using fantastic timing and reverb technology. A pleasure to watch, the only downfall might be that he plays a character seemingly much older than himself - but this is theatre, and casting is too big an issue.

Guillaume Pigé also plays in the show as the Blind Man’s imaginary self. His command of his physique is to a very high level, and he uses this control to tell the story of the Blind Man with grace and magnetism. Very occasionally it feels there is a move that doesn’t quite hold the high level of the rest of his work, but overall he performs admirably.

Selma Roth performs with an elegance that defies the slightly older looking costume of her character: the imaginary Blind Man’s partner. There never seems to be a missed beat in her work and she provides a magnetic focus for the protagonist’s world.

Being a devised piece by the company, a mention should go to the choreography and team work of Theatre Re. They have created a stunning and remarkable piece with the aid of the exceptional lighting and set design. Well worth a watch for fans of mime, physical theatre or those interested in the sorts of things that can be achieved in these formats.

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The Blurb

After a sell-out run at the 2015 London International Mime Festival, Theatre Re (The Gambler, The Little Soldiers) presents a wordless tale about the power of imagination that blends together physical theatre, mime, sounds, illusions and a beautifully lyrical live musical score. 'Superb … like a Samuel Beckett play designed by Magritte' (Stage). While a blind man walks around his room with unsteady steps, a story of love, hope, courage and unquenchable vision unfolds. Two Off West-End Awards nominations (2013), Brighton Fringe Pick of Edinburgh Award nominee (2013) for The Little Soldiers.