The Braille Legacy at Charing Cross Theatre tickets
The Braille Legacy at Charing Cross Theatre tickets

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About the show

The Braille Legacy has arrived at the Charing Cross Theatre for the world premiere of the new musical about Louis Braille by Thom Southerland, which ran till 24th June 2017.

The show tells the true story of Louis Braille, following his inspirational and thrilling story from a young blind boy who dreamt of having the same opportunities as everyone else in life, before becoming an iconic figure who managed to revolutionize the lives of millions of blind people around the global.

As an intelligent young with an incredible dream, Louis Braille arrived in Paris, a city where the blind were victims of incredible discrimination. After joining the Royal Institute of Blind Youth hoping for the same chance in life as everyone else as well as his own independence, he soon finds that things are not always what they seem.

With bravery and determination, he soon stumbles on a revolutionary idea that will change the world forever and establish his legacy.

It was then, two hundred years ago that Louis Braille changed the lives of countless generations of blind people by creating the versatile system of the Braille communication system, helping to introduce literacy, culture and knowledge to those who were otherwise trapped.

The Braille Legacy stars the Olivier Award nominated Jerome Pradon, who is best known for his roles as Javert in Les Miserables, Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings and Chris in Miss Saigon.

The Braille Legacy was originally written by Sebastien Lancrenon with music by Jean-Baptiste Saudray, with an English language translation by Ranjit Bolt.

A truly incredible story in a beautiful and touching musical, The Braille Legacy ran at the Charing Cross theatre till 24th June 2017.

Recommended for

Perfect for those who enjoy touching and heartfelt musicals that have more of an off-West End feel than most of London's offerings, The Braille Legacy is Thom Southerland's latest production as artistic director of the Charing Cross Theatre following the huge successes of Titanic and Ragtime.

Age Recommendations: Suitable for ages 5+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours
Opened: 10 Apr 2017
Press night: 24 Jun 2017
Booking from: 23 Jun 2017
Booking until: 24 Jun 2017

Location and map

Charing Cross Theatre
The Arches, Villiers Street
London, WC2N 6NG

30 Reviews Add review

I saw The Braille Legacy on the 3rd June 2017 at The Charing Cross Theatre. Having never been to this theatre I was really impressed.... More

amandareynolds 5"6, 113 reviews, 3 helpful votes

The Braille Legacy was an ‘ok’ musical. The songs were a bit forgetful however they were sung beautifully and with lots of passion.... More

joc78 5"4, 435 reviews, 7 helpful votes

The story of the struggles of the early life of Louis Braille and how he improved peoples lives. The music was dramatic and the acting... More

freddie12 5" 10, 90 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I'll start with the good - Jack Wolfe is superb, with incredibly precise and crisp vocals, and marvellous vocal control. His acting... More

clemonylemony 5"8.5, 54 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Great little musical, excellent cast. Stage set is small and is continually moving which does get a little on my nerves.

lynnew 5' 3", 30 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Excellent performances and well worth seeing. So sad that the theatre was half empty

pumpkin08 5' 1", 88 reviews, 0 helpful votes

annawissler 172, 62 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Brilliant show. Great to see some completely new and different. A very interesting show about the founder of Braille.The revolving... More

sophierobison 5"1, 18 reviews, 0 helpful votes

My friend and I were utterly blown away by how magnificent and emotional The Braille Legacy musical was, I thought the music was wondrous,... More

jonrhys 5' 11", 4 reviews, 1 helpful vote