Touching the Void
Book Touching the Void tickets to see the life-affirming true story of survival come to life on stage
Following its critically-acclaimed premiere at the Bristol Old Vic in 2018, the thrilling true story of survival transfers to the West End for a limited season. Touching the Void at the Duke of York’s Theatre London plays until 28th February.
In 1985, mountaineers Joe Simpson and Simon Yates climbed the Siula Grande mountain in the Peruvian Andes. On their descent, the pair were left in a dangerous situation as they struggled to survive. With an oncoming storm and no food or water, the men had a hard decision to face in order to survive.
Three years later, Simpson wrote his memoir, Touching the Void, about the event. In 2003 it was adapted into a BAFTA-winning documentary.
Touching the Void is adapted for the stage by David Greig, whose work includes the musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and the upcoming Old Vic Theatre show Local Hero. The award-winning Tom Morris (War Horse) directs. The pair are joined by designer Ti Green, sound designer and composer Jon Nicholls, lighting designer Chris Davey, and movement director Sasha Milavic.
An epic adventure which is both darkly funny and life-affirming, Touching the Void will ask how far you’d be willing to go to survive. Touching the Void opened at the Duke of York’s Theatre London on November 9th, with an official opening on November 14th.
The age recommendation for Touching the Void is 12+.