Sightless Cinema to perform 'Blind Panic' at the Solstice Arts Centre. Photo: Sightless Cinema (Facebook)

Sightless Cinema to present production of thrillers at the Solstice Arts Centre

Sightless Cinema presents Blind Panic

Sightless Cinema is returning to the Solstice with a production of thrillers.

'Blind Panic' is a fun and fear filled evening of audio theatre in the dark, performed by a cast of 25 people with sight loss and live music by Steve Wickham (Waterboys).

The Navan group had their first successful performance in the Solstice Arts Centre at the beginning of the year and are back with another programme of short audio thrillers, where all the pictures are in your head.

'Blind Panic' will take place on the 18th November at 7.30pm in Navan's Solstice Arts Centre with tickets ranging from €8 - €12.

Tickets can be bought here.

The group has plenty of immersive performances lined up. 'Ash' (Sightless Cinema Meath) is set in a country lodge guest house during a thunder storm. In 'The Visitor' (Sightless Cinema Laois) Laura finds her new house has a history. 'Horse and No Jockey' (Sightless Cinema Tallaght) is a madcap comic mystery on a blind weekend away. The evening ends with 'Are You Blind or What?' a live radio drama with live sound effects and music performed by all three groups.

Since 2015 Sightless Cinema has presented seven original programmes of surround sound plays at the Lighthouse Cinema and IMC Cinema and most recently at Solstice Arts Centre Navan in January. They have also produced online comedies 'The Covid Tapes' and 'Ballymuck Exchange - a telephone comedy'.

In its ninth successful year Sightless Cinema Network is a collaboration between South Dublin, Meath and Laois County Council Arts Offices, and theatre artist Ciarán Taylor, in partnership with Solstice Arts Centre, Dunamaise Arts Centre and The Civic Theatre, with the National Council of the Blind of Ireland. It is funded by the collaborating organisations and The Arts Council under the Invitation to Collaboration Scheme.

Sound which plays a critical role in theatrical production, especially this play that is performed in a black-out room will be by Reuben Cummins, Bryan Quinn, and Terence Reynolds.

Felipe Joia will be in charge of Photography and Lighting.

To read our review on Sightless Cinema's first spectacular performance in January click here.