Touching The Void Will Transfer to the West End

Posted on: 14th May 2019

Following critically acclaimed runs at the Bristol Old Vic, Royal Lyceum Edinburgh, Northampton Royal & Derngate, Hong Kong Festival and on Tour in the UK Tom Morris’ production of Touching the Voidwill open in the West End at the Duke of York’s Theatre previewing from November 9thfor a strictly limited season with an opening night of November 14th.

Bristol Old Vic’s Tom Morris(War Horse, Swallows & Amazons,) directs the first stage version of Touching the Void,adapted by The Lyceum’s David Greig(The Events, The Suppliant Women, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)from the award-winning memoir by Joe Simpson, which also became a BAFTA-winning film. They are joined by Designer Ti Green, Sound Designer and Composer Jon Nicholls, Lighting Designer Chris Davey,Movement Director Sasha Milavic Davies and with casting by Jill Green CDG.

This production marks the 30thanniversary of the publication of Joe Simpson’s best-selling memoir, charting his extraordinary struggle for survival on the perilous Siula Grande mountain in the Peruvian Andes. Alongside this struggle, is the appalling dilemma of his climbing partner Simon Yates, perched on an unstable snow-cliff, clinging onto the rope tying him to the severely injured Joe. Unable to recover Joe from the void, Simon is faced with the agonising decision to cut the rope that binds them…

Tom Morris said: “This production has been an extraordinary journey into the unknown, inspired by one of the most compelling books I’ve ever opened.  Simpson’s story drove my imagination wild with fear, excitement and hope.  We hope this show will do the same for yours.”

LISTINGS

Touching the Void 
Based on the book by Joe Simpson
Adapted by David Greig
Directed by Tom Morris

Performance Dates:
Duke of York’s Theatre
St Martin’s Ln, Charing Cross, London WC2N 4BG
TouchingTheVoidPlay.com
0844 871 7623
Saturday 9th November 2019 – Saturday 29th February 2020
Monday –  Saturday 7:30 pm
Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm
First Saturday matinee 16th November
First Wednesday matinee 20th November

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Tickets from £15
Groups Bookings: 020 7206 1174
Access Bookings: 0844 871 7677