Tristan Bates Theatre

Sunrise For The Blind

1956 Entertainment presents 


by Lee Lomas 


11th - 16th February 

7:45pm (2.30pm matinees on Thurs & Sat)



Raw and unapologetically honest. Shane Meadows-esque.


Sunrise For The Blind follows Nas, a young Asian man, as he runs away from home to escape his father’s oppressive religious rhetoric. Set in a small, industrial town north of Manchester, this bleak, true-to-life drama shines a spotlight on the trivialities of life in an area of society living below the working class. With fast-paced, punchy dialogue and a boatload of social commentary, this satirical comedy is a stinging indictment of our current benefit system, and unapologetically addresses the hidden racism still prevalent across the UK.



Nathan Lee Lomas
Mark Michael Black
Becci Alana Eaton
Ashley Izzy Stevenson-Olds
San Sonja Doubleday
Johnny John Michael Rooke
Leena Nasreen Hussain



Director Lee Lomas



Sunrise for the Blind is a refreshingly genuine and believable portrayal of life for a cohort of society that just doesn’t normally get a fair look-in in theatre world – firstly because non-romantic poverty is not exactly a glamorous subject for a play and secondly because most performers fail to capture the sense of simmering but politely controlled fury that poverty instills in those who are trapped in it. - GMReviewer



Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the performance begins. We cannot guarantee entry to the performance once it has begun. The Actors Centre reserves the right to refuse entry.




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