Touching The Void, Duke of York's Theatre

Touching The Void

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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 2019.

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.

Touching The Void is booking from 9 November 2019 until 29 February 2020 at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London.

What’s the Story?

Misadventure strikes two climbers on the perilous Siula Grande mountain in the Peruvian Andes.

With Simon perched on an unstable snow-cliff and the severely injured Joe hanging in the void, Simon makes the agonising decision to cut the rope that binds them. Touching The Void is their journey for survival.

Who’s in it? Touching The Void Cast

The cast of features Fiona Hampton, Patrick McNamee, Angus Yellowlees and Josh Williams.

Creative Team

Based on the book by Joe Simpson, Touching The Void is adapted by David Greig and directed by Tom Morris. The creative team includes Set & Costume Designer Ti Green, Sound Designer and Composer Jon Nicholls, Lighting Designer Chris Davey and Movement Director Sasha Milavic Davies.


★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Tom Morris directs with the impeccable timing of a thriller’ – The Times
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Nail-biting. You feel as if you’ve been to the ends of the earth without moving from your seat’ – The Telegraph

Performance Schedule

Theatre Information

Duke of York's Theatre
Address: 45 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
Nearest Underground: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line), Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176

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