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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?

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Book by: Joe Simpson
Author: David Greig
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Archive listings for Touching the Void

Work type: Play.

T1327944324

Producer Bristol Old Vic. Producer Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh. Producer Royal & Derngate Northampton. Producer Fuel Theatre. Producer Fiery Angel. Director Tom Morris. Design Ti Green. Costume Ti Green. Lighting Chris Davey. Music Jon Nicholls. Sound Jon Nicholls. Director Sasha Milavic Davies (movement). Director Jill Green (CDG - casting). Performer Fiona Hampton (Sarah). Performer Patrick McNamee (Richard). Performer Josh Williams (Joe). Performer Angus Yellowlees (Simon). Performer Andy Sellers (understudy Joe/Simon). Performer Theo St Claire (understudy Richard). Performer Holly Carpenter (understudy Sarah).
26 May 21 to 29 May 21Bristol Old Vic, Bristol :: V857
listing details L0626050705

T01695505745

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.
9 Nov 19 to 29 Feb 20Duke of York's Theatre, West End :: V392
listing details L0179611610

T1928406890

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.
19 Mar 19 to 23 Mar 19Bristol Old Vic, Bristol :: V857
listing details L382773387
14 Mar 19 to 16 Mar 19Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
listing details L02049403359
7 Mar 19 to 10 Mar 19Perth Theatre, Perth :: V637
listing details L01976361508
24 Jan 19 to 16 Feb 19Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh :: V604
listing details L0465303111

T01679748750

World PremiereProducer 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.
9 Oct 18 to 20 Oct 18Royal & Derngate, Northampton :: V449
listing details L01556330758
8 Sep 18 to 29 Sep 18Bristol Old Vic, Bristol :: V857
listing details L1627691684

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