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Touching The Void Comes To Perth And Inverness

2nd February 2019

Photograph of Touching The Void Comes To Perth And Inverness

Based on the book by Joe Simpson

Adapted by David Greig

Directed by Tom Morris.


(7-10 March 2019) AND INVERNESS (14-16 March 2019)

Following critically acclaimed runs at Bristol Old Vic theatre and Northampton's Royal & Derngate in Autumn 2018, Tom Morris' production of Touching The Void will tour to Perth (Perth Theatre) from 7-10 March and Inverness (Eden Court) 14-16 March 2019 in Scotland.

This production marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of Joe Simpson's best-selling memoir, charting his battle back from the brink of death on the treacherous Siula Grande mountain in the Peruvian Andes. Alongside this struggle is the appalling dilemma of his climbing partner Simon Yates, perched on an unstable snow-cliff, clinging onto the rope tying him to the severely injured Joe. Unable to recover Joe from the void, Simon is faced with the agonising decision to cut the rope that binds them...

Josh Williams will reprise the role of climber Joe Simpson, starring alongside Edward Hayter who plays Simon Yates. They are joined by original cast members Fiona Hampton in the role of ‘Sarah' and recent LAMDA graduate Patrick McNamee as Richard.

Bristol Old Vic's Tom Morris (The Grinning Man, Swallows & Amazons, War Horse) directs the first stage version of Touching the Void, adapted by The Lyceum's David Greig (The Events, The Suppliant Women, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) from the award-winning memoir by Joe Simpson, which also became a BAFTA-winning film. They are joined by Designer Ti Green, Sound Designer and Composer Jon Nicholls, Lighting Designer Chris Davey and Movement Director Sascha Milavic Davies. The production opened on Tuesday September 18th at Bristol Old Vic.

Touching the Void is a co-production from Fuel, Bristol Old Vic, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, and Royal & Derngate, Northampton.

Touching the Void

A Fuel, Bristol Old Vic, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, and Royal & Derngate, Northampton co-production

Based on the book by Joe Simpson

Adapted by David Greig

Directed by Tom Morris

Performance Dates:

Perth Theatre

7 -10 Mar: 7.30pm

Sat 9 Mar: 2pm

Sun 10 Mar: 3pm

01738 621031

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Eden Court Theatre

14 - 16 March

Tickets: £14 - £32

19.30/14.30 (fri/sat) / 01463 234 234

@edencourt #TouchingTheVoid

Fuel produces an adventurous, playful and significant programme of work - live, digital, and across art forms – for a large and representative audience across the UK and beyond, with a national and international outlook and impact, engaging with the big questions of our times, and creating experiences that change us and in turn empower us to change the world around us. Fuel was founded in 2004 and is led by Kate McGrath. From a base in London, Fuel works locally, nationally and internationally to develop, create and distribute new work to the widest possible audience. Fuel is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England, and a registered charity. Recent projects include Barber Shop Chronicles by Inua Ellams, DeadClub by Requardt & Rosenberg, The Hartlepool Monkey by Gyre & Gimble, and Men & Girls Dance by Fevered Sleep.

Bristol Old Vic is the longest continuously running theatre in the UK, and celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2016. Under Artistic Director Tom Morris and Chief Executive Emma Stenning, the historic playhouse aims to inspire audiences with its own original productions, both at home and on tour, whilst nurturing the next generation of artists, whether that be through their 350-strong Young Company, their many outreach and education projects or their trailblazing artist development programme, Bristol Ferment.

They use their funding to support experiment and innovation, to allow access to their programme for people who would not otherwise encounter it, or be able to afford it, and to keep their extraordinary heritage alive and animated.

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Internationally celebrated playwright David Greig became the 8th Artistic Director of The Lyceum in 2016. As part of his premiere 2016/17 season, the company produced ten full productions, making it one of the biggest producing companies in the United Kingdom, and the theatre was awarded the 50/50 Applause Award in by The International Centre for Women Playwrights in 2018 for gender parity in the 2017/18 season.

In recent years, The Lyceum has staged co-productions with Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival, London Old Vic, Istanbul’s DOT Theatre, Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, National Theatre of Scotland, Bath’s Theatre Royal, London’s The Bush Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company, Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse; Chichester Festival Theatre, and London’s Lyric Hammersmith.