Following successful runs at the Bristol Old Vic, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and UK tour, the production will play at the Duke of York’s Theatre on the 9th November.
The production, directed by Bristol Old Vic’s Tom Morris (War Horse, Swallows & Amazons) is the first stage production of Touching the Void, based on the award-winning memoir by Joe Simpson and adapted for the stage by David Greig (The Events, The Suppliant Women, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).
This stage production also marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of Joe Simpson’s best-selling memoir.
This extraordinary story charts Joe Simpson’s and Simon Yates’ struggle for survival on the perilous Siula Grande mountain in the Peruvian Andes. 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.
As well as being directed by Tom Morris, the production’s creative team includes: design by Ti Green, sound design by Jon Nicholls, lighting design by Chris Davey and movement direction by Sasha Milavic Davies.
Talking about the news 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.”
Touching the Void will play at the Duke of York’s Theatre from the 9th November until the 29th February 2020. To book tickets click here or visit: Encore Tickets, See Tickets, Love Theatre.com, From the Box Office, Last Minute.com or Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk.