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Touching The Void at the Duke of York's Theatre

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Time 19:30
Date 29/02/20
Price £15

Life-affirming and often darkly funny, David Greig’s thrilling adaptation of Touching The Void takes the audience on an epic adventure that asks how far you’d be willing to go to survive.

Saturday 9 November 2019 - Saturday 29 February 2020.

From Guest Editor Tom Morris: [About the book] "An astonishing piece of debut story-teller from a mountaineer who discovered in the writing of it that he was a writer of the top rank. If you’ve read it, follow up with This Game of Ghosts, which was also a huge influence on our show, Touching the Void."

Based on the internationally best-selling memoir and the adapted BAFTA-winning film by ​Joe Simpson​ and adapted by David Greig, Touching the Void follows Simpson and his mental battle when faced with his own survival in the Andes in 1985. Finding himself unable to climb to safety from a crevasse, Simpson finds himself physically and mentally trapped as he toes the line of life and death. The tragic ordeal was met with a terrible dilemma, his safety is furthered threatened as he is perched on an unsteady snow-cliff in high winds.

Desperately tring to save his climbing partner who is hanging below, Simpson knows the risks, but he has to make a perilous decision to cut the rope which changes their lives forever.

Touching the Void​ is brought to life by Bristol Old Vic Artistic Director, ​Tom Morris ​(​War Horse, The Grinning Man​), and the Artistic Director from Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, ​David Greig, who lends his award-winning writing skills tot the first stage adaption of Simpson’s story.

★★★★★ THE TIMES - "Tom Morris Directs with the impeccable timing of a thriller."

★★★★★ THE GUARDIAN - "Thrilling, chilling drama."

★★★★★ THE TELEGRAPH - "Nail-biting. You feel as if you've been to the ends of the earth without moving from your seat."