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On Demand | Wed 2 - Tue 8 Jun



Audio Described and Captioned versions available Mon 7 - Sun 13 Jun




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 incredible feedback from the Live Broadcasts of Touching the Void, Bristol Old Vic are delighted to give you another week of On Demand to watch the show at your leisure!

All the fantastic elements of the Live Broadcast – astonishing true story, 5-star production,
fantastic West End cast, multi-camera set-up, surround sound – will be available to enjoy at
any time, from wherever you are in the world. Whether you missed the Live Broadcasts, or
simply fancy watching again, now is your chance!

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)


This performance was captured live during Bristol Old Vic's Live Broadcast week. The On Demand
show is not a live performance.

To Watch: The show will be available to watch from 00.01am on Wed 2 Jun until 11.59pm on Tue 8 Jun. Audio and Captioned performances will be available to watch from 00.01am Monday 7 Jun to 11.59pm Sun 13 Jun.

To Book: Tickets can be bought any time until 9pm on Tue 8 Jun. This ticket allows you to “rent” the show for 48 hours – starting from the moment you first click play to watch. Given the show is approx. 2 hours 20 mins, the last time you can click play to watch the show in full is 9.30pm on Tue 8 Jun or 9.30pm on Sun 13 Jun for Audio Described and Captioned performances.

Tickets available from £10.

We recommend watching the show on your TV if possible with surround sound. Or, if watching on your laptop, we recommend using headphones for the most immersive experience.

Other Info
Wed 2 Jun: 12:00am

Angus Yellowlees

Fiona Hampton

Josh Williams

Patrick McNamee