This is a listing to buy tickets for the Audio Described version of Touching the Void On Demand, available to watch from Sun, Jun 6 at 7:01pm ET until Sun, Jun 13 at 6:59pm ET.


Looking for the Captioned version instead? CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS TO THE CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE.


“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 returned for one week only to Bristol Old Vic for performances May 26-29, 2021. Watch a recording on demand for a limited time only.

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).


• This performance was captured live during our Live Broadcast week. The On Demand show is not a live performance.
TO WATCH: The Audio Described version of show will be available to watch ON DEMAND from 7:01pm ET on Sun, Jun 6 until 6:59pm ET on Sun, Jun 13*.
TO BOOK: Tickets can be bought any time until 4:00pm ET on Sun, Jun 13. This ticket allows you to “rent” the show for 48 hours – starting from the moment you first click play to watch*. Standard tickets cost £15 (approx $20). Please note: when you click through to our partners at Ticketco to purchase your tickets, times will be listed local to the UK. Times on this website are listed in ET.
• We recommend watching the show on your TV if possible with surround sound. Or, if watching on your laptop, we recommend using headphones for the most immersive experience.

*Given the show is approx. 2 hours 20 mins, the last time you can click play to watch the show in full is 4:30pm ET on Sun, Jun 13. If you want to take advantage of your full 48 hours, however, make sure to click play by Fri, Jun 11.

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Here are just a few of the wonderful comments from our Live Broadcast audience…The show must end on Tue, Jun 8. Don’t miss out!

“I am honestly blown away. What a STORY and what a production! Hands down the BEST filmed play I’ve ever seen from home and one of the best I’ve ever seen period. The whole creative team really killed it.” @LariChiara

“What a brilliant show! I could watch that again, and again.” @Ben_M_Finch

“Incredible live theatre at home. Better than the best Netflix.” @PeterJSFerguson

“It was superb!! Everyone if you get chance to grab a ticket. Armchair viewing live theatre just became a real thing!” @adrianhandley

“Incredible! Loved seeing the action from all of those angles –intense, but in the best way. We clapped you all from our sofa.” @geminem

“Technically it’s a marvel and is incredibly cinematic in this live stream” @krishallett“

Great performance and no queue for the toilet in the interval” @kwilliams154

“Took you right into the nail-biting tension of struggling to survive through remarkable staging and superb actors” @SamOSul44108519


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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