Following its critically acclaimed, sold out World Premiere in 2018, Touching The Void transfers to the Duke of York’s Theatre for a strictly limited season from 9 November.
Directed by the award-winning Tom Morris (War Horse) and based on Joe Simpson's best-selling memoir, turned BAFTA-winning film, this extraordinary story charts Joe Simpson’s and Simon Yates’ struggle for survival on the perilous Siula Grande mountain in the Peruvian Andes.
Life-affirming and often darkly funny, David Greig’s thrilling adaptation of Touching The Void takes the audience on an epic adventure that asks how far you’d be willing to go to survive.
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‘Tom Morris directs with the impeccable timing of a thriller’
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‘Thrilling, chilling drama’
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‘Nail-biting. You feel as if you’ve been to the ends of the earth without moving from your seat’
Great show, I have read the book and seen the film, both awesome. Great stage play, the best explanation of why climbers risk all.
Very clever how they told the story, really enjoyed it
The play was absolutely gripping. Strong performances from all the cast. The physical strength of the actors was phenomenal. The set was excellent. It really portrayed the mental and physical endurance of climbers. Just Wow!
Very gripping, excellent staging, wholly believable, but sister Sarah less convincing, and the music was too loud overall.
Thoroughly enjoyable adaptation of the renowned book and film. Very clever use of space, lighting and sound! Loved it
This is a really imaginative and thrilling telling of the story of Joe Simpson. Even though I knew about the event, this really brought it to life and the horrors that both mountaineers endured. An extremely physical performance by the actors was stunning. You don't need an interest in mountaineering to enjoy this play - anyone who is interested in how humans endure and win through will be totally absorbed from start to finish.
Amazing play! Thoroughly enjoyed it and was gripped from the outset. A definite must-see, even if you're not that interested in / knowledgeable about climbing!
Disappointed after having read the amazing true story. Felt the play lacked pace and gravitas. Good use of effects but characters felt week. Sorry.
Ideal for young adults and their parent s wrecked by the excessive and overuse of appalling language including the c word which has no place in our society mild use of language is ok this was ludicrous I was in a matinee performance with about 12 young boys what a great story however trying to be edgy made you look inane I have read the book and seen the film sadly this did not work it trivialised this epic endeavour Secondly what was the thing about the Music surely silence would have been more evocative Could have been the best performance in London f’up by presentation
Loved the way the story was told , gripping until the end .
Touching the Void well worth seeing, well acted and brilliantly put together.
Absolutely brilliant. Excellent acting and riveting from start to finish. Would definitely go again.
I loved this show so much! The horror of Joe's predicament was lightened by his sister's presence and the tragi-comedy she brought. Great staging, music and cast!
My goodness what an experience! A brilliant adaptation of the book, gripping with an incredible set and visual climbing to take your breath away. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. Such an effective adaptation with outstanding acting. Thank you for such a wonderful experience.
Fab story - I’ve read book, seen film and now this great stage adaptation. Characters were played superbly, stage set believable, climbing speak was good, not too much jargon. Only criticism was the opening sections in Clairaich Inn were too near front of stage so we had a limited view and there didn’t seem to be any reason it couldn’t be set slightly further back. Relied on audio only... rest of the performance worked brilliantly. Loved the introduction of the sister as the extra voice in the room. Marvellous.
At times this production was stunning,but the pub scenes could be flat & boring as the 'plot' was obviously being explained. The mountain on the set is ingenious & the scenes on it atmospheric & dramatic. I love the film & book & was intrigued as to how it could be staged. Not a must see but worth going if interested.
Superb production Despite reading the book and seeing the film I enjoyed every moment ot this production. A different twist together with excellent acting. Warranted the standing ovation and the 5* press reviews
A true story retold in an imaginative & creative way! Loved the mountain & the action scenes!!
...Of the way that the memoir has been translated to the stage, of the skill of the actors, and the people they are portraying. To have so much courage! Bravo!
Absolutely worth seeing and wonderful! What an inspirational story to be part of - when all you’ve got is adversity - use the pain! Set was minimal and effective. Acting superb. Definitely recommend.
After reading the book and watching the film I didn’t know what to expect from the stage show - but I wasn’t disappointed. The show is well put together with a great way of showing some of the climbing involved. The cast were all fantastic and for anyone who didn’t know the outcome of the story, it kept you gripped right till the end of the show. We thoroughly enjoyed the performance and sitting near the front meant you could see all the facial expressions too. Highly recommended
The story is a great one as we know but I don’t think it translated to stage well. 2nd half dragged. S
This is a brilliant piece of Theatre. The staging so original. The acting excellent. The story very thought prevoking as well as humorous at times. Even if you know nothing about the real events or have no interest in climbing you cannot fail to get something from this production.
Brillant production that managed to capture the story perfectly... even having read the book numerous times I was on the edge of my seat!
An enjoyable show but set could have been better and it could have been more dramatic - was quite slow at times.
Loved this play. Really cleverly staged so you really felt you were on a mountain ! Shame that parts were difficult to see as on the sides. The acting was amazing. Definitely one to see
The play was excellent. Very well done. Highly recommend seeing this play. However the “ restricted viewing “ was worse than expected. Could only see less than half the stage. We have to move to a row in the back but even than we could not see the “ top of the stage “ when activity was happening there. Do not buy restricted viewing seats.
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Duke of York's Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London
No exchange, no refunds after purchase.
2 hours and 25 minutes, including a 25 minute interval.
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w/c 23rd December
Monday 23rd December 7.30pm
Tuesday 24th December 2.30pm
Wednesday 25th December no show
Thursday 26th December 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Friday 27th December 7.30pm
Saturday 28th December 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Suitable For Children
Contains frequent very strong language.