Touching the Void

The Lyceum’s Artistic Director David Greig brings his award-winning writing skills to the first stage adaptation of this nail-biting adventure, rich in psychodrama and suspense.

Touching the Void

About Touching the Void

Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Bristol Old Vic, Royal & Derngate & Fuel present the World Premiere of Touching the Void
Based on the book by Joe Simpson
Adapted by David Greig

‘Life can deal you an amazing hand. Do you play it steady, bluff like crazy or go all in?’

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 memoir Touching the Void, an international bestseller and BAFTA-winning film sensation, charts his struggle for survival on the perilous Siula Grande mountain in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

The heart of the story is Joe Simpson's mental battle as he teeters on the very brink of death and despair in a crevasse from which he can't possibly climb to safety. Also unforgettable is the appalling dilemma of Simon Yates, perched on an unstable snow-cliff, battered by freezing winds and desperate to rescue the injured Simpson, who hangs from a rope below him. Knowing that they will both ultimately fall into the void, he makes the critical decision to cut the rope, changing both of their lives forever.

The Lyceum’s Artistic Director David Greig brings his award-winning writing skills to the first stage adaptation of this nail-biting adventure, rich in psychodrama and suspense. Artistic Director of Bristol Old Vic, Tom Morris (The Grinning Man, War Horse, Swallows & Amazons), lends his visionary directing style to the show.

Co-produced with Bristol Old Vic, Royal & Derngate, Northampton & Fuel.

Contains frequent strong language and depictions of injury and death.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Touching the Void are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Theatre Events you might like...

Scottish Opera: Katya Kabanova
Scottish Opera: Katya Kabanova
21st Mar 2019 - 23rd Mar 2019
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Renowned British director Stephen Lawless brings his trademark theatricality to Janáček’s intense drama, illuminating the shattering effects of oppression and isolation.
Dreams of the Small Gods
Dreams of the Small Gods
22nd Mar 2019 - 23rd Mar 2019
Summerhall, Edinburgh South
Dreams of the Small Gods blends aerial circus, masked ritual and performance art to tell the story of the awakening of the Wild Woman and her meeting with a horned creature from the otherworld.
Velvet Petal
Velvet Petal
23rd March 2019
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Scottish Dance Theatre returns to the Traverse with Fleur Darkin’s Velvet Petal, unveiling a fresh, new version never-before-seen here in Edinburgh.
Find Theatre events in Edinburgh

Find other events in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Catch Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat when it returns to Edinburgh Playhouse from Tuesday March 19th to Saturday 23rd March.
Garden of Fiery Delights at Roslin Glen
Join Scotland’s Celtic fire performers PyroCeltica and explore Roslin Glen by Nightfall like never before! A wonderful evening of performances, music, circus and lots of Fire.
Edinburgh Yarn Festival
The UK's Premier specialist Hand-Knitting Event 'Edinburgh Yarn Festival' returns to Edinburgh Corn Exchange from 21st to 23rd March.
Silent Disco at the Dungeon
The Edinburgh Dungeon is partnering with Silent Adventures, creators of silent disco experiences, to bring you a scary fun, rhythmic riot with a gruesomely brilliant Dungeon twist!
Featuring more than 100 objects, this major exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland reveals our 500-year quest to make machines human.

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »