Touching The Void
A Bristol Old Vic, Fiery Angel, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Royal & Derngate Northampton and Fuel coproduction (presented in the West End in association with Ambassador Theatre Group Productions)
Touching The Void
Based on the book by Joe Simpson
Adapted by David Greig
Life, hanging by a thread.
What happens when you look death squarely in the face and how do you find the strength to crawl back towards life?
Following its sold-out world premiere in Bristol and critically acclaimed West End run, Touching the Void returns for one week only for a global broadcast, live from Bristol Old Vic.
Be transported from the comfort of your living room to the freezing heights of the Peruvian Andes, as Joe Simpson and Simon Yates’ perilous descent of Siula Grande becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. Bringing the thrill of live theatre to your home, experience the death-defying heights and life-changing decisions from a more intimate angle than ever with our unique multi-camera set-up and an engrossing 3D soundscape.
Directed by Tony Award-winning Tom Morris (War Horse) and based on Joe Simpson’s bestselling memoir turned BAFTA-winning film, David Greig’s thrilling adaptation charts this astonishing feat of human endurance.
Perched on an unstable snow-cliff and battered by freezing winds, Simon is desperate to rescue his injured climbing partner who hangs from a rope below him. Meanwhile, Joe teeters on the brink of death and despair in a crevasse from which he can’t possibly climb to safety.
Life-affirming and often darkly funny, Touching the Void takes the audience on an epic adventure that asks how far you’d be willing to go to survive.
Age: 12+ (contains frequent and very strong language)
BOOK FOR WEDNESDAY 26 MAY
BOOK FOR THURSDAY 27 MAY
BOOK FOR FRIDAY 28 MAY
BOOK FOR SATURDAY 29 MAY
Cast and Credits
David Greig - Writer
Tom Morris - Director
Ti Green - Set & Costume Designer
Chris Davey - Lighting Designer
Jon Nicholls - Composer & Sound Designer
Sasha Milavic - Davies Movement Director
Jill Green - CDG Casting Director
Amy Beadel - Casting Assistant
Evan Lordan - Associate Director
Emma Cains - Associate Costume Designer
Fiona Hampton - Sarah
Patrick McNamee - Richard
Josh Williams - Joe
Angus Yellowlees - Simon
Dates, Times & Prices
Wednesday 26 - Saturday 29 May, 8pm
£10 (concession) / £15 (standard) / £25, £50 & £100 (pay it forward)
Reviews from the West End
“Spellbinding. I’ve seen it twice and would go again in a heartbeat.”
”This stunningly inventive play exemplifies the power of theatre"
“A triumph of resolve and innovation…proves anything is possible in the theatre”
“White knuckle theatre”
“A truly remarkable suspension of disbelief”