21 June, 2019 //

My Dad’s Blind

Centring on a dysfunctional relationship between a blind father and his sighted daughter, My Dad’s Blind uses audio recordings, irreverent comedy and real life memories to explore a father daughter relationships and all the awkward, embarrassing and ridiculous ways they struggle to navigate a sighted world with a guide dog that’s just had a stroke.

Man: Steve Blount
Girl: Anna Sheils-McNamee
Writer: Anna Sheils-McNamee
Director: Gemma Aked-Priestley
Lighting Designer: Sarah Jane Shiels
Sound Designer: Peter Power
Production Manager: Éanna Whelan
Touring Production Manager: Paul Edwards
Chief LX; Blue Hanley
Relighter: Aidan Crowe
Stage Manager: Tracy Martin
Producer: Donncha O’Dea

Winner “Best Production” – Dublin Fringe Festival 2018.

“At its core lies an astringent comic sensibility and a lively theatrical imagination, brought to life by the energetic performers. All in all, a singular vision of a potentially difficult subject.”
★★★★ – The Irish Times
“Feels more authentic than anything this reviewer has seen at the Fringe in years.”
★★★★ – The Reviews Hub

Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland.
Duration 70 mins. No interval

Audio Description

Audio Description is sponsored by Fighting Blindness, and is provided by Arts & Disability Ireland
Audio Description for live performance is a live verbal commentary providing information on the visual elements of a production as it unfolds, from sets, props and costumes to actors’ facial expressions and movements across the stage. The description is delivered via an individual headset during the quieter moments of a performance and therefore only gives essential information that a blind or visually impaired person might miss.

The Civic can accommodate assistance to & from public transport if required. We are located very close to the last stop on the Red Luas line.  Please inform us of any additional requirements at the time of booking.