Fringe Festival: “Boy Braille” at the Fortune Theatre

Do you want to come and hear a story about one of France’s famous sons?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to read with your fingers?

Boy Braille is a one woman show that tells the story of the little French garcon – boy who, after an accident in his father’s workshop, goes on to invent the reading and writing system used by aveugle – blind people all around the world.

Read using the medium he created, that blind woman Julie Woods takes you on a journey of his life from small town France to the Pantheon in Paris. Like Louis and Julie, the audience will be plunged into darkness with part of the play being performed dans la noir -in the dark.

But don’t worry! Julie will be reading this story with the code Louis invented which she can do without the lights on!

For Julie this will be the reading aloud assignment of her life as she only learned braille as a 35 year old adult, and she’s never been this bold with her braille reading before. Find out where her reading fingers have taken her and discover her braille dream!

Listen to the letters written by Louis to his mother in the countryside and witness the affection Louis held for his family who’s love and support enabled him to triumph with his code.

This world premiere is part of the Dunedin Fringe Festival 2018 and is being produced by Double Trouble Productions, that’s two Dunedin sisters Julie Woods and Amanda Phillips who have co-written this story of Louis Braille after being so inspired by his story.

Come along and enter the world of the blind and leave with your name in braille.

Where:Fortune Studio

When:Sunday 11, Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 March at 6 pm

Tickets for the performance can be purchased from:

* direct from, in person at Fringe HQ 26 Princes Street, Dunedin 10am – 5 pm

* at the Fortune Theatre Box Office, 231 Stuart Street (cnr Stuart Street & Moray Place), 03 477 8323 or nz

Cash door sales available $10 Free admission for blind people