Performance & Dance

The Blind Poet by Needcompany

Needcompany make a rare visit to the UK with this extraordinary piece of theatre.

History is written by the victors, but how much has the history we know actually been determined by lies, chance encounters and events along the way?

Travel through time with seven stories from a mix of extravagant characters in this eccentric exploration of identity, immigration and acceptance.

The Blind Poet is stimulating, profound, funny, tragic theatre with a brilliant live soundtrack.

Needcompany is a collective of distinctly international theatre makers and performers led by the artistic driving force of Jan Lauwers. Acclaimed across Europe, this is a rare opportunity to see the company perform in the UK.

Winner of the Barcelona Critics Prize 2015 (International Dance Performance) and Golden Mask Award 2017 (MESS International Theatre Festival, Sarajevo).

Supported by The General Representation of the Government of Flanders in the United Kingdom.

A Needcompany show is always an event… it is theatre with vital energy
Inferno Magazine
A large tale with great characters who, as if they came straight out of a deep and extravagant dream, paint an accurate story of history, identity, immigration and the acceptance of others
La Nación

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Queen Elizabeth Hall


£18 - £24
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
£18, £24


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Age recommendation
For ages 16+.

Content warning
Contains some scenes involving nudity.

Event information
In Arabic, English, Dutch, French, Norwegian and Tunisian with English surtitles.