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My Dad's Blind


  • Playwright

    Anna Sheils-McNamee 

  • Notes

    Set Design by Aedín Cosgrove and The Company and Costume Design by The Company. 
    Winner of the Best Production Award at the 2018 Dublin Fringe Festival Awards. 

  • Synopsis

    Inspired by raw audio recordings, this is a true story about Anna's blind Dad. Examining misplaced pity in all its guises, this is an irreverent look at what happens when a parent loses his sight while his daughter loses her mind. A story about sight-loss, family dysfunction and all the embarrassing, awkward, ridiculous ways they try to get by in a sighted world with a blind Dad and a guide dog that’s just had a stroke.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    19 September 2018

  • Production Notes

    Produced as part of Dublin Fringe Festival. 

  • Producer

    Co-produced by Pan Pan

  • Original Venue

    Project Arts Centre

  • Venue Notes

    Performed in the Space Upstairs.

Original Cast  
Performer Anna Sheils-McNamee
Performer David O'Meara
Production Team  
Director Gemma Aked-Priestley
Producer Aoife White
Producer Donncha O'Dea
Lighting Assistant Aidan Crowe
Stage Manager Tracy Martin
Stage Manager Shannon Cowan
Production Manager Anthony Hanley
Set Designer Aedin Cosgrove
Sound Designer Peter Power
Lighting Designer Sarah Jane Shiels
Assistant Producer Kelley Gissane
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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Anna Shiels-McNamee

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme and the Dublin Fringe Festival programme.