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
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.
- Digital On Demand
2 hours 25 minutes (approx.)
12+, contains frequent very strong language
Pay what you feel from £10.
You will be redirected to Bristol Old Vic’s website to complete your purchase.
To Watch: The show will be available to watch from 00.01am on Wed 2 Jun until 11.59pm on Tue 8 Jun.
To Book: Tickets can be bought at any time from 00.01am on Fri 28 May until 9.00pm 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. If you want to take advantage of your full 48 hours, however, make sure to click play by Sun 6 Jun.
“Nail-biting, you feel as if you’ve been to the ends of the earth without moving from your seat. A stirring testament to human fortitude and the power of theatre”