VenueDuke of York's Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From9th November 2019
Opened14th November 2019
To29th February 2020
WhenMon-Sat 19:30. Sat Mat 14:30 (from Nov 16). Wed Mat 14:30 (from Nov 20)
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Touching the Void

Touching the VoidT01695505745
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:T01695505745, play:S01514240299, venue:V392

Production details


Producer Bristol Old Vic
Producer Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh
Producer Royal & Derngate Northampton
Producer Fuel Theatre
Adapted by David Greig
Director Tom Morris
Design Ti Green
Lighting Chris Davey
Music Jon Nicholls
Sound Jon Nicholls
Director Sasha Milavic Davies (movement director)
Director Jill Green (casting director)
Performer Fiona Hampton
Performer Patrick McNamee
Performer Josh Williams
Performer Angus Yellowlees

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