The Blind One & The Mad One

by Cláudia Barral

translated and adapted by Almiro Andrade

The Blind One and The Mad One brings us the story of two sisters, weakling civil servant Renata and her haranguing older sister Minka, a former artist who has lost her sight. Whilst waiting for a neighbour to visit, they reminisce about their lives and settle old scores. Can their neighbour be heard over their intense argument? Will she ever come? Their fight comes to a head with a sad revelation for both of them where, engulfed in their memories, they must come to terms with their concept of reality, the limits of their sorority and what can actually be seen.

Touching on themes of solitude and mental health, this gender-bending adaptation of Barral’s O Cego e o Louco, by Almiro Andrade brings together [Foreign Affairs] artistic directors Camila França and Trine Garrett as the twisted sisters.

22, 23 & 24 November 2018

8PM (doors 7:30PM)


£12/£9 concessions (no booking fee)

Group rate: 15% discount on bookings of 8 or more people.

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‘When Almiro approached us with this play we were both intrigued by the adaptation and excited about the prospect of working on stage together. Very soon we became enrapt by the character’s personalities and fractious relationship and excited by the universal themes that resonate so strongly throughout.’ – Camila França

Creative team

Camila França – Renata
Trine Garrett – Minka

Cláudia Barral
Translation/adaptation & direction
Almiro Andrade
Assistant Director
Ria Samartzi

Stage Management
Maria Koutsou

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The Blind One & The Mad One and the following events are part of our November public creative laboratory titled A Place Called Home which seeks to interrogate the meaning of home through language, translation and theatre in response to the current political climate, media discourse and public debate surrounding Brexit.

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