Based on the book by Joe Simpson
Adapted by David Greig
Directed by Tom Morris
What happens when you look death squarely in the face and how do you find the strength to crawl back towards life?
Joe Simpson’s best-selling memoir, turned BAFTA‑winning film, charts his struggle for survival in the Andes in 1985.
The heart of the story is Joe’s mental battle as he teeters on the brink of death and despair in a crevasse from which he can’t possibly climb to safety. Alongside this is the appalling dilemma of Simon Yates, perched on an unstable snow-cliff, battered by freezing winds and desperate to rescue his injured climbing partner who hangs from a rope below him.
Tom Morris (The Grinning Man, Swallows & Amazons) directs the first stage adaptation of this nail-biting adventure by award-winning writer and Artistic Director of The Lyceum, David Greig (The Events, The Suppliant Women).
Please note that peanuts will be consumed on stage during Touching the Void.
Bristol Old Vic
Sat 8 September – 6 Oct October
Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh
Thu 24 January – Sat 16 February 2019
Hong Kong Arts Festival
Thu 21 February – Sat 2 March 2019
Wed 6 – Sun 10 March 2019
Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
Thu 14 – Sat 16 March 2019
|Age:||Recommended for ages 14+ Frequent strong language. Contains depictions of injury, pain and death.|
|Duration:||140 minutes including an interval|
- Audio Described
Composer & Sound Designer
Sasha Milavic Davies
Jill Green CDG