CITY OF THE BLIND

About

2014: Epic political thriller available anywhere via smartphone or tablet: Emotionally complex and intellectually provocative drama.

★★★★★ “Extraordinary… heart racing” The Stage
★★★★★ “Grips throughout...” British Theatre Guide
★★★★ “Complex, inventive … dramatic” Scotsman
★★★★ “Astonishing… unforgettable” The List
★★★★ “Urgent… fast moving… thriller" The Herald
“Entertaining… incredibly immersive” Sunday Herald

Imagine a downloaded book that comes alive with audio, photos and video.

Made specially to be seen online, City of the Blind is an emotionally complex and intellectually provocative drama that follows U.N. investigator and whistleblower Cassie Al-Khatib caught in a web of surveillance, violence, and counter-intelligence. The piece is based on research into shocking real-life abuse committed by U.N. peacekeepers.

Throughout six thirty-minute-long chapters you access secret files to hear Cassie’s voicemail, intercept her emails, and watch CCTV in this innovative new format that combines video, audio and more all in one place. City of the Blind is groundbreaking drama for small-scale technology.

Warning: contains adult content, including sexual violence

Running time: 6 x 30 minute chapters (approx).

Hot ticket BBC News
Fringe Pick New York Times
Shortlisted Amnesty Int. Freedom of Expression Award

Watch it here

Watch City of the Blind here

£8.99 full price

Previous Presentations

JUNE 2015
4 - 21 June, Cultura Inglesa Festival, São Paulo

Credits

Cast (in order of appearance)
Cassie Al-Khatib CLAIRE KNIGHT
Cherise Venkataram SHELLEY KING
Sarah-Jane Adepoju ADURA ONASHILE
Diana Al-Khatib LOUISE LUDGATE
Kurt Jones KEITH FLEMING
Mr Khan STEWART ENNIS
Tom Zherdev NEIL MCCORMACK
Mr Goldstein ROBERT READ
Ricardo Montoya JOHN MACAULAY
Aaron Rosenberg JAMES MACKENZIE
Policewoman WENDY SEAGER
Frances Lang ANGELA DARCY
Beate Grossman ALISA ANDERSON
Eleanor Hislop ANGELA DARCY
Eddie Wicks HUW WILLIAMS
Radio actor EWAN DONALD
Cindy Ingleby ANGELA DARCY
Lara Stemple WENDY SEAGER
Anthony Williams KENNETH HARVEY
Tamara Jones NALINI CHETTY
Delivery Woman WENDY SEAGER
Man in foyer EWAN DONALD

Creative Team
DAVID LEDDY Writer and Director
MHARI HETHERINGTON Producer
MINTTU MÄNTYNEN Cinematographer & Editor
PIPPA MURPHY Sound Designer
TIM LICATA Performance Director
ALI MACLAURIN Production Designer
CAMERON MERCER Sound Recordist
JOHN COBBAN AT 422.TV Post-production sound
GRAPHICAL HOUSE Website developers
KATIE CROOK Production Manager
RORY STEWART 1st Assistant Director
AISLING NI GLOINN Props & Costume Supervisor
SAM ROWE Assistant Performance Director (funded by FST Assistant Director Bursary)
HANNAH PUTSEY Assistant Producer
IAIN ARMSTRONG Assistant Sound Designer
JONNY LIVESEY Deputy Sound Recordist
LAUREN CARTER ALLAN Camera Assistant

Extras
Michael Dylan, Jenny Lewis, Marie Liden, Steven Logue, Hope Lumsden, Ali Maclaurin, Natalie McGowan, Stephen Murray, Hannah Putsey, Martyn Robertson

Funded by Creative Scotland
Part of Made in Scotland Showcase 2014, see www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com
Developed with support from Oxford Playhouse

Technical Help

Email help (at) davidleddy.com if you have any problems or queries.

City of the Blind is designed to work best on:

  • PC / laptop (Internet Explorer 10+, Chrome, FireFox etc)

  • Mac

  • iPhone: iOS 6.0+

  • iPad / iPad mini: iOS 6.0+

  • Android phones: Android 4.1+ (Chrome)

  • Android tablets: Android 4.1+ (Chrome)

Promoter Info

Audiences can:

  • See it anywhere they like

  • Stop and start when they like

  • Switch to another device if they like

They will need:

  • A smart phone or tablet

  • Headphones

  • A good wifi connection (it streams directly to their device)

Fire Exit will provide you with the address of the dedicated City of the Blind website, and a password to provide to your audience members. The password will be all they need to start watching.

Information pack and technical specifications:
Download PDF

To book a show or ask for information, please contact:
viviane (at) davidleddy.com
+44 (0) 141 552 6719 (Office)
fire.exit.glasgow (Skype)