Based on the book by Joe Simpson
Adapted by David Greig
What happens when you look death squarely in the face and how do you find the strength to crawl back towards life?
Following its critically acclaimed West End run, our Made In Northampton co-production,Touching The Void, which wowed audiences here in Northampton in 2018, 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 peaks 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.
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)
FAQ – LIVE BROADCAST
How does it work?Touching the Void’s live broadcast is powered by TicketCo. Once you purchase a ticket, you’ll be sent a unique code which is what you’ll use to access the broadcast on the night.
How to watch? On the evening of the performance you’ve purchased, click the link in your confirmation email and you’ll be taken to the broadcast. Input your unique code if it asks for it. You are limited to watching the broadcast on one device only, so don’t share your code or you might find you can’t watch the show.
How to watch on my TV? Download the TicketCo app, which is on many Smart TV app stores, on Apple TV, Android TV and Fire TV. With the TV app, input your unique code and the stream will start playing. Or, start playing the stream on your phone or tablet and then cast the show to your TV using AirPlay or Chromecast. Or, plug your laptop into your TV using an HDMI cable.
Sound: To get the best of Touching the Void’s incredible sound design, we recommend using headphones if you are watching on a phone, tablet or laptop. If you have good stereo or surround speakers for your TV, make sure to use them.
|Age:||Recommended for ages 12+ Frequent strong language. Strobe and haze. Contains depictions of injury, pain, and death.|
|Duration:||2 hours 20 mins including an interval|
“SPELLBINDING. I’VE SEEN IT TWICE AND WOULD GO AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT.”
THE TELEGRAPH (WEST END RUN)
”THIS STUNNINGLY INVENTIVE PLAY EXEMPLIFIES THE POWER OF THEATRE”
“A TRIUMPH OF RESOLVE AND INNOVATION…PROVES ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE IN THE THEATRE”
THE GUARDIAN (WEST END RUN)
“WHITE KNUCKLE THEATRE”
TIME OUT (WEST END RUN)
THE STAGE (WEST END RUN)
Set & Costume Designer
Composer & Sound Designe
Sasha Milavic Davies
Jill Green CDG
Associate Costume Designer