Sightless Cinema 2019 in Tallaght

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On the 2nd of October IMC Cinema in Tallaght will host the Sightless Cinema at 7pm. Brought to you by Ciaran Taylor with sound by Gerry Horan and Cian Hickey.

Powerful, moving, hilarious.’ –audience comments


Sightless Cinema returns to Tallaght after last year’s uplifting performance. Gather in the darkened cinema for the première of a new programme of short radio plays in surround sound, where all the pictures will be in your head! The lively mix is devised and performed by White Cane Audio Theatre, Tallaght, a group of blind and visually impaired people led by director-deviser Ciarán Taylor. Since 2015 Sightless Cinema has been delighting audiences of blind and sighted who can share an evening at the cinema together without pictures. It draws them into a mesmerising world of surround sound in unique listening events in the dark. Previous performances including Lighthouse Cinema and DCU Cinema have sold out. Director Ciarán Taylor says ‘It is rare to get a concentrated time to listen together these days, and the  Sightless Cinema audience share a powerful experience of individual imagination where the stories come to life in each persons head, and unlike at a film they are placed in the centre of the sound world with voices and action coming from all directions – and it’s great fun.’


The line up includes the infidelity comedy Green Eyes; Blind Fury a true story of a blind man attacked in an English bar during the height of the IRA bombing campaign; and The Right Place a comedy of crossed wires, and a live performance of A Dog’s Life about the mishaps of one man and his guide dog crossing Dublin in a hurry. A second White Cane Audio Theatre troupe present Red Handed a family drama about a wake with a startling twist. The group met weekly for eight months to create perform and record the plays. Sightless Cinema 2019 is in partnership with the National Council for the Blind in Ireland, and is funded by South Dublin County Council Arts Office, with recording facilities provided by Contact Studios at Rua Red Arts Centre, Tallaght. Surround sound mixing is by Arron Faye. White Cane Audio Theatre Stage 2 group is funded by Fighting Blindness and Dublin City Council. Reservations or (086) 367 9342.

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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