THE rise and ultimately profoundly hopeful end of an unimaginable global pandemic will be acted out on stage.

In 'Blindness', as the lights change at a major crossroads in a city in the heart of Europe a car grinds to a halt. Its driver can drive no more. Suddenly, without warning or cause, he has gone blind.

Within days an epidemic of blindness has spread through the city. The government tries to quarantine the contagion by herding the newly blind people into an empty asylum. But their attempts are futile. The city is in panic.

Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens has adapted Nobel Prize-winner José Saramago’s dystopian novel Blindness as a sound installation, directed by Walter Meierjohann.

The show takes place at Theatr Clwyd from June 14-19. Tickets cost £10.

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