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Touching the Void

Touching the Void (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01679748750. Details of all Touching the Void archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01514240299

Archive Listings

9 Oct 18
20 Oct 18
Royal & Derngate
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Performance Details => Venue archive
8 Sep 18
29 Sep 18
Bristol Old Vic
Bristol, City of Bristol
Performance Details => Venue archive


Touching the Void archivePersonal change in its most vivid and catastrophic form. "His eyes had been full of thoughts. Pity. Pity and something else; a distance given to a wounded animal which could not be helped." Joe Simpson's memoir Touching the Void, international bestseller and BAFTA-winning film sensation, charts his struggle for survival on the perilous Siula Grande mountain in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.The heart of the novel is Joe Simpson's mental battle as he teeters on the very brink of death and despair in a crevasse from which he can't possibly climb to safety. Also unforgettable in the story is the appalling dilemma of Simon Yates, perched on an unstable snow-cliff, battered by freezing winds and desperate to rescue the injured Simpson, who hangs from a rope below him. Knowing that they will both ultimately fall into the void, he makes the critical decision to cut the rope, forever changing the lives of both of them. What happens when you have to face death squarely in the face and how do you find the strength to crawl back towards life? World Premiere


Josh Williams (Simpson), Edward Hayter (Simon Yates), Fiona Hampton, Patrick McNamee


Book by: Joe Simpson
Author: David Greig
Producer(s): Bristol Old Vic, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Royal & Derngate Northampton, Fuel Theatre
Adapted by: David Greig
Director: Tom Morris



Touching the Void review
18Sep18: Seen at the Bristol Old Vic
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