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Broadcast live from Bristol Old Vic

Based on the book by Joe Simpson
Adapted by David Greig

Life, hanging by a thread.

What happens when you look death squarely in the face and how do you find the strength to crawl back towards life?

Following its sold-out world premiere in Bristol and critically acclaimed West End run,
Touching the Void returns for one week only for a global broadcast, live from Bristol Old Vic.

Be transported from the comfort of your living room to the freezing heights of the Peruvian Andes, as Joe Simpson and Simon Yates’ perilous descent of Siula Grande becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. Bringing the thrill of live theatre to your home, experience the death-defying heights and life-changing decisions from a more intimate angle than ever with our unique multi-camera set-up and an engrossing 3D soundscape.

Directed by Tony Award-winning Tom Morris (War Horse) and based on Joe Simpson’s bestselling memoir turned BAFTA-winning film, David Greig’s thrilling adaptation charts this astonishing feat of human endurance.

Perched on an unstable snow-cliff and battered by freezing winds, Simon is desperate to rescue his injured climbing partner who hangs from a rope below him. Meanwhile, Joe teeters on the brink of death and despair in a crevasse from which he can’t possibly climb to safety.

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

A Bristol Old Vic, Fiery Angel, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Royal & Derngate Northampton and Fuel coproduction (presented in the West End in association with Ambassador Theatre Group Productions)

£15 standard

£10 concession (we know these times are extraordinary, so if you don't have the extra cash right now, don't worry; book this price range and let us welcome you with open arms.)

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Wed 26 May: BOOK HERE

Thu 27 May: BOOK HERE

Fri 28 May: BOOK HERE

Sat 29 May: BOOK HERE

(booking links will take you to the Bristol Old Vic website)

Virtual doors: 7.30pm for 8pm start

Production photography: Michael Wharley 

Other Info
Wed 26 May: 7:30pm
Thu 27 May: 7:30pm
Fri 28 May: 7:30pm
Sat 29 May: 7:30pm

Angus Yellowlees

Fiona Hampton

Josh Williams

Patrick McNamee