What happens when you look death squarely in the face and how do you find the strength to crawl back towards life?
Joe Simpson's best-selling memoir, turned BAFTA-winning film, charts his struggle for survival in the Andes in 1985.
The heart of the story is Joe's mental battle as he teeters on the brink of death and despair in a crevasse from which he can't possibly climb to safety. Alongside this is the appalling dilemma of Simon Yates, perched on an unstable snow-cliff, battered by freezing winds and desperate to rescue his injured climbing partner who hangs from a rope below him. Tom Morris (War Horse, The Grinning Man
) directs the first stage adaptation of this nail-biting adventure by award-winning writer and Artistic Director of The Lyceum, David Greig (The Events, The Suppliant Women
Adapted by David Greig
Directed by Tom Morris
Age guidance: 14+
£23, £21, £12; concessions £21, £19, £10; students, Young Scot cardholders, under 26s £12, £11, £10 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)
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- My Mountain Life
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One of the most accomplished exploratory mountaineers of all time, Simon Yates is best known for his role in the harrowing expedition to the Andes documented in Joe Simpson's bestseller 'Touching The Void'
. This illustrated lecture features spectacular images and film of the most remote and rarely explored mountain ranges of the world from the Arctic to the Antarctic and Alaska to Central Asia. More Info