Performance

VenueRoyal & Derngate
TownNorthampton
CountyNorthamptonshire
From9th October 2018
Opened10th October 2018
To20th October 2018
When19:45. Oct18 10 at 19:00. Thu,Sat Mats 14:30
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Touching the Void

Touching the VoidT01679748750
Personal 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?
Book by Joe Simpson
Author David Greig


Archive :: production:T01679748750, play:S01514240299, venue:V449

Production details

World Premiere Royal

Company

Producer Bristol Old Vic
Producer Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh
Producer Royal & Derngate Northampton
Producer Fuel Theatre
Adapted by David Greig
Director Tom Morris
Performer Josh Williams (Simpson)
Performer Edward Hayter (Simon Yates)
Performer Fiona Hampton
Performer Patrick McNamee

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