Father, daughter, and blindness

Award winning play My Dad's Blind comes to the Town Hall Theatre

Anna Sheils-McNamee and Steve Blount in My Dad's Blind.

Anna Sheils-McNamee and Steve Blount in My Dad's Blind.

THE DYSFUNCTIONAL relationship between a blind father and his sighted daughter is at the heart of the award winning, irreverent, comedy, My Dad’s Blind, which comes to the Town Hall Theatre next month.

My Dad’s Blind, written by Anna Sheils-McNamee (Vikings ), and starring her and Steve Blount (Game of Thrones ), and directed by Gemma Aked-Priestley, uses audio recordings, comedy and real life memories - Anna's father John is blind - to explore a father-daughter relationship and the awkward, embarrassing, and sometimes comic ways they struggle to navigate a sighted world.

The play won Best Production at the 2018 Dublin Fringe Festival and has been called "a singular vision of a potentially difficult subject" by The Irish Times, while the Irish Independent said, "this bracing play lets the audience see visual impairment in a new and original way".

"This show ain’t no Ted Talk!" said Anna Sheils-McNamee says. "Imagine Lauren from The Catherine Tate Show (“…am I bothered…” ) was a Kardashian and grew up with an epileptic guide dog - then you’ll be closer to the tone of this show."

The play is presented in association with Pan Pan Theatre Company, and is supported by the Arts Council, Fighting Blindness, and NCBI. Audio Description will be available at the performance.

My Dad’s Blind is at the Town Hall on Wednesday September 11 at 8pm. Tickets are via 091 - 569777 or www.tht.ie


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