Following critically acclaimed runs at Bristol Old Vic theatre and Northampton’s Royal & Derngate in Autumn 2018, Tom Morris’ nail-biting production of Touching The Void comes to Perth Theatre from Thursday 7 until Sunday 10 March.
Bristol Old Vic's Tom Morris (The Grinning Man, Swallows & Amazons, War Horse) 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 and Movement Director Sascha Milavic Davies.
The production opened on Tuesday September 18th at Bristol Old Vic. This production marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of Joe Simpson’s best-selling memoir, charting his battle back from the brink of death on the treacherous 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…
Josh Williams will reprise the role of climber Joe Simpson, starring alongside Edward Hayter who plays Simon Yates. They are joined by original cast members Fiona Hampton in the role of ‘Sarah’ and recent LAMDA graduate Patrick McNamee as Richard.
Touching the Void is a co-production from Fuel, Bristol Old Vic, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, and Royal & Derngate, Northampton.
For tickets and info for Touching the Void in Perth Theatre from Thursday 7 until Sunday 10 March click here or call Horsecross Arts Box Office on 01738 621031.
Monday 4 March 2019