Today is Thu, 21 November 2019
Tom Morris’ most-accomplished project since the acclaimed War Horse, has been confirmed to be heading to London's West End after enjoying a sell-out world premiere in 2018. Based on the best-selling memoir by Joe Simpson and adapted by David Greig, Touching the Void tickets are bound to be highly sought after just as they were at the Bristol Old Vic.
Joe Simpson’s internationally best-selling memoir and the adapted BAFTA-winning film follows his struggle after he stares death in the face. The story looks at the mental battle Simpson faces when fighting for survival in the Andes in 1985. Unable to climb to safety from a crevasse, he finds himself trapped, both physically and mentally as he hovers on the brink of death. Alongside this tragedy is the unforgettable dilemma that Simon Yates suffers. He, on the other hand, is perched on an unsteady snow-cliff, with high winds threatening his safety even further, as he tries desperately to save his climbing partner who hangs on a rope below. Despite knowing the risks, he makes the perilous decision to cut the rope, changing both of their lives forever.
Artistic Director at the Bristol Old Vic, Tom Morris (War Horse, The Grinning Man), brings his unique style to the show along with Artistic Director from the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, David Greig, who lends his award-winning writing skills to the first stage adaptation of Simpson’s story. This critically acclaimed play comes from some of the best in the field and will have you completely gripped and simultaneously on the edge of your seat. Keep checking back on our pages for news on casting and further creatives.
The threat of death looms and this journey for survival will have you unable to tear your eyes away. Make sure you book your tickets for Touching the Void to ensure you don’t miss out on this nail-biting suspense-filled drama. From the Peruvian Andes to the West End stage, this tale of despair is one that you’ll remember.
Access description: No steps from the street through 2 sets of swing doors into the foyer. Box Office is straight ahead. No steps to row D of Royal Circle, then 2 steps between each row. Staircases have handrails on both sides and all steps are highlighted. 20 steps down to Stalls and 23 up to Upper Circle (2 steps between rows in the Upper Circle).
Sound Amplification: Dual channel infra-red system with 12 headsets. This covers the whole auditorium except the front boxes. Headsets available from cloakroom. Portable induction loop at Box Office.
Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are allowed inside the auditorium, or staff can dog-sit if preferred. Maximum of 4 guide dogs per performance. You will be seated in an aisle seat. Provisions vary depending on production and customer requirements – please check when booking.
Disabled Access: 2 spaces for wheelchair users in the third row of the Royal Circle at C23 and C1. Transfer seating at D18 and D1. Wheelchairs stored in the cloakroom in the foyer or in the Royal Circle if there is room. Maximum of 2 wheelchair transferees and 1 scooter per performance.
Toilets: Women’s up 2 steps from the foyer. Men’s off Stalls bar and Men’s and Women’s off Circle bar.
Disabled Toilets: Adapted toilet at the back of the Royal Circle, on the right. The turning space is quite tight