Producers today announced that following the previously advertised dates, Tom Morris’ production of Touching The Void will tour to Perth and Inverness in Scotland, followed by an international engagement in Hong Kong.
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 has its official opening on Tuesday September 18th at Bristol Old Vic.
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…
The production will run at Bristol Old Vic (8 Sep – 6 Oct), Royal & Derngate, Northampton (9–20 Oct), The Lyceum (24 Jan-16 Feb 2019), Perth Theatre (6-9 March), Eden Court Theatre, Inverness (14-16 March) and Hong Kong Arts Festival (21 Feb–2 March).