Probably the most famous stage direction in all of world drama is "Exit, pursued by a bear" in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. But in terms of sheer challenges to realise on stage, surely Peter Shaffer's instruction in his 1964 play The Royal Hunt of the Sun, "they cross the Andes" is an even bigger ask. But directors love a challenge: that play's original director John Dexter is said to have told the playwright, "If you take this line out, I'm not directing the play". It was no doubt a similar...
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The West End transfer of Touching The Void has now opened at the Duke of York's Theatre, following its critically acclaimed world premiere in 2018 and a run at Bristol Old Vic in March 2019.
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.
Life-affirming and often darkly funny, David Greig's thrilling adaptation of Touching The Void takes the audience on an epic adventure that asks how far you'd be willing to go to survive.
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Cast and creative
By: Joe Simpson, adapted by David Greig
Songs by: Jon Nicholls
Director: Tom Morris
Cast list: Fiona Hampton, Patrick McNamee, Josh Williams, Angus Yellowlees.
Design: Ti Green
Lighting: Chris Davey
Choreography: Sasha Milavic Davies
Sound: Jon Nicholls
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Following a world premiere production at the Bristol Old Vic in 2018 and performances earlier this year, Touching The Void will transfer to the Duke of York's Theatre, it has been announced.Based on Joe Simpson's 1988 memoir of the same name and adapted for the stage by David Greig, the play details real-life events of Joe Simpson and Simon Yates who scaled the previously unclimbed West Face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. As their lives quickly came into danger, Simpson and Yates have to...