Touching the Void at Duke of York's Theatre tickets
Touching the Void at Duke of York's Theatre tickets

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Overview

A gripping and life-affirming account of a true event, Touching The Void transfers to the West End for a strictly limited season. With direction from the award-winning Tom Morris, this unshakeable journey into the abyss runs at Duke of York’s Theatre from 9 November.

The piece is based on the 1988 memoir of Joe Simpson, a mountain climber whose near-death experience was also documented in a BAFTA-winning documentary film. The stage adaptation had its world premiere in 2018 at Bristol Old Vic, marking 30 years since the publication of Simpson’s book. The Telegraph dubbed it “nail-biting” while the Guardian pronounced it a “thrilling, chilling drama”.

What do you do when death is imminent? Do you stop fighting and give in, or do you put your body through unimaginable pain and exertion in the grim hope there’s another way out? Climbing partners Joe Simpson and Simon Yates are tethered together, scaling the infamous Siula Grande mountain in the Peruvian Andes, when disaster strikes. The ground gives way and Simpson finds himself hanging above a treacherous drop. Yates is faced with an unthinkable decision: does he stay attached to Simpson and risk freezing to death, or does he cut the rope?

Tom Morris’ prior directorial credits include The Grinning Man, War Horse and Swallows & Amazons. The piece is adapted by David Grieg, who is Artistic Director of the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, and has previously worked on The Events, The Lorax, The Suppliant Women and more.

Design comes from Ti Green, sound designer and compositions from Jon Nicholls, lighting design from Chris Davey and movement direction from Sascha Milavic Davies.

Casting is yet to be announced.

How far would you go for survival? Go right to the brink and face up to impossible decisions when Touching The Void comes to Duke of York’s Theatre from 9 November.

Recommended for

Those who enjoyed Simpson’s book or the subsequent documentary film will want to sink their teeth into the stage adaptation of Touching The Void, which delivers the unbelievable story with electrifying clarity.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 14+

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 25 mins (including 25-min interval)
Opening: 09 Nov 2019
Booking from: 09 Nov 2019
Booking until: 29 Feb 2020

Next available performances

DateMatineeEvening
Saturday 09 Nov 2019--7:30pm
Monday 11 Nov 2019--7:30pm
Tuesday 12 Nov 2019--7:30pm
Wednesday 13 Nov 2019--7:30pm
Thursday 14 Nov 2019--7:00pm
Friday 15 Nov 2019--7:30pm
Saturday 16 Nov 20192:30pm--

Location and map

Duke of York's Theatre
St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4BG

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