“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.” — The Telegraph

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 peaks 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.

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? 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 safety.

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.

A Bristol Old Vic, Fiery Angel, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Royal & Derngate Northampton and Fuel co-production (presented in the West End in association with Ambassador Theatre Group Productions).


Touching the Void will be broadcast live from the Bristol Old Vic for you to stream at home. You can only watch at the time & date for which you purchase your tickets. Standard tickets cost £15 (approx $20). The broadcast is powered by TicketCo. Once you purchase a ticket, you’ll be sent a unique code which is what you’ll use to access the broadcast on the night. On the day of the performance you’ve purchased, click the link in your confirmation email and you’ll be taken to the broadcast. Input your unique code if it asks for it. You are limited to watching the broadcast on one device only, so don’t share your code or you might find you can’t watch the show. Please note that times listed on TicketCo are local to the UK. Broadcasts will begin at 3pm ET.

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David Greig Writer
Tom Morris Director
Ti Green Set & Costume Designer
Chris Davey Lighting Designer
Jon Nicholls Composer & Sound Designer Sasha Milavic Davies Movement Director Jill Green CDG Casting Director
Amy Beadel Casting Assistant
Evan Lordan Associate Director
Emma Cains Associate Costume Designer


Fiona Hampton Sarah
Patrick McNamee Richard
Josh Williams Joe
Angus Yellowlees Simon

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The West End Smash Hit Returns for Global Live Broadcast. Touching the Void. From Tom Morris Co-director of War Horse, Based on the book by Joe Simpson, Adapted by David Greig. Five Stars: "spellbinding" (The Telegraph", "Stunningly inventive" (The Times), "A triumph" (The Guardian), "Breathlessly exciting" (The Evening Standard), "Ingenious" (the stage). May 26-29. From the Bristol Old Vic.