My Dad’s Blind

Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland.

Written by Anna Sheils-McNamee. Directed by Gemma Aked-Priestley.

Starring Steve Blount and Anna Sheils-McNamee.

Winner “Best Production” – Dublin Fringe Festival 2018.

Centring on a dysfunctional relationship between a blind father and his sighted daughter, My Dad’s Blind uses audio recordings, irreverent comedy and real life memories to explore a father daughter relationship and all the awkward, embarrassing and ridiculous ways they struggle to navigate a sighted world with a guide dog that’s just had a stroke.

This performance is audio described. To reserve your headset please contact the box-office. Facilitated by Arts & Disability Ireland with funding from the Arts Council, sponsored by Fighting Blindness.


Audio described performances give audiences who are blind or visually impaired access to theatre. Audio description is a live verbal commentary providing information on the visual elements of a production as it unfolds, from sets, props and costumes to actors’ facial expressions and movements across the stage.  Audio description is delivered through a personal headset. Programme notes will be read 15 minutes before the performance via the headsets, so please ensure that you arrive early to be seated. Programme notes are also available in advance in large print and audio on There is a limit of 20 headsets per performance.

“At its core lies an astringent comic sensibility and a lively theatrical imagination, brought to life by the energetic performers. All in all, a singular vision of a potentially difficult subject.” ★★★★ – The Irish Times

 “Feels more authentic than anything this reviewer has seen at the Fringe in years.” ★★★★ – The Reviews Hub

Man: Steve Blount
Girl: Anna Sheils-McNamee
Writer: Anna Sheils-McNamee
Director: Gemma Aked-Priestley
Lighting Designer: Sarah Jane Shiels
Sound Designer: Peter Power
Production Manager: Éanna Whelan

Touring Production Manager: Paul Edwards

Chief LX; Blue Hanley

Relighter: Aidan Crowe

Stage Manager: Tracy Martin

Producer: Donncha O’Dea

  • Thursday 26 September
  • 8pm
  • €16/€14

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