The Braille Legacy

The Charing Cross Theatre will host the world premiere of The Braille Legacy from 10th April until 24th June.

The new musical, based on real life events, tells the story of Louis Braille, a blind boy who wanted the same chance in life as those who can see.

Braille was described as having liberated the ‘people of the night’ by introducing literacy, knowledge and culture – through the invention of braille – to people whose sight was impaired.

Cast and creative

Olivier Award nominated Jérôme Pradon, whose West End credits include Whistle Down the Wind, Miss Saigon and Les Misérables will head the cast.

Further cast announcements are to be made closer to the opening of the show.

The original idea for The Braille Legacy came from veteran of classical music, Sébastien Lancrenon.

Artistic director at Charing Cross Theatre, Thom Southerland (Ragtime, Titanic, Grey Gardens), is to direct the new musical.

The score has been written by Jean-Baptiste Saudray, who has composed for and worked with various international artists, including Ray Charles, Jean-Michel Jarre and The Gypsy Kings.


The Braille Legacy is set in Paris in the 19th century, when blind people are suffering from profound discrimination.

Louis Braille, a bright young mind with a mad dream, arrives at the Royal Institute of Blind Youth, searching for the same chance as everyone else: to be free and independent.

But he soon discovers that people and things aren’t always what they first seem.

Groups watching The Braille Legacy can enjoy the story of how he improved the lives of millions of blind people around the world – by inventing the Braille alphabet.

Group tickets

Group travel organisers can make a booking by calling the box office on 0844-4930650.

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