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Touching the Void - 2019 - West End


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.


Running Time: 2 hours and 25 minutes, including intermission

Duke of York's Theatre

(London, )
(Leicester Square) St. Martin's Lane


by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2020
Touching The Void, currently running at the Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End, is set to host a pre-show event with Samaritans on 20th January, discussing mental wellbeing, resilience and weathering the storm.
by Anthony Walker-Cook - November 18, 2019
After a premiere at Bristol Old Vic, and a tour including Inverness and Hong Kong, Touching the Void is now at the Duke of York's Theatre in the West End. Writer David Greig and director Morris have managed the astonishing feat of translating to stage the story of Joe Simpson, who was stranded in the Peruvian Andes after his climbing partner Simon Yates had to make the terrible decision to cut the rope connecting them. BroadwayWorld spoke with Josh Williams about the physical intensity demanded by the show and how it depicts the men who set their minds on scaling these mountains.
by BWW News Desk - November 15, 2019
Following critically acclaimed runs at the Bristol Old Vic, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Hong Kong Festival and on Tour in the UK Tom Morris' production of Touching the Void opened in the West End last night at the Duke of York's Theatre.
by Marianka Swain - November 15, 2019
How can you possibly put Joe Simpson's account of his hellish mountaineering accident on stage? Curiosity alone might well draw in viewers for this new adaptation, which premiered last year at Bristol Old Vic a?' swiftly followed by awe as they see just how inventively writer David Greig and director Tom Morris have engineered the translation.
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2019
Rehearsal images have today been released for the West End production Touching the Void. War Horse co-director Tom Morris' production of Touching the Void will open in the West End at the Duke of York's Theatre previewing from November 9th for a strictly limited season with an opening night of November 14th.