★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Proves anything is possible in Theatre’ - The Guardian
Don’t miss your last chance to see the critically acclaimed transfer of TOUCHING THE VOID in the West End.
Directed by the award-winning Tom Morris (War Horse) and based on Joe Simpson’s best-selling memoir turned BAFTA-winning film, TOUCHING THE VOID chart’s Joe Simpson’s and Simon Yates' struggle for survival on the perilous Siula Grande mountain in the Peruvian Andes.
Opening to sensational reviews in the West End, David Greig’s thrilling adaptation take the audience on an epic adventure that asks how far you’d be willing to go to survive.
Life-affirming and often darkly funny, book now for the final few weeks and be part of the experience. Must end 29 February 2020
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Spellbinding’ - The Daily Telegraph
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Gripping’ - The Times
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Stunningly inventive’ - The Times
★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Thrillingly original’ - Daily Mail
★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Breathlessly exciting’ - Evening Standard
★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Spine-Tingling’ - Time Out
★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Enthralling’ - Daily Express
excellent in every way
what an experience - incredible staging, acting and a remarkable true story - the cast take you on that journey with the help of an inventive set design and between them all we the audience are there for every nail biting, gruelling step of this mountain adventure and triumph over the odds. So inspiring:)
Whether you know the story or not, this is an atmospheric, nail biter of a play. The set design is excellent for representing a variety of mountain settings! Actors were also brilliant. Loved it.
Amazing reenactment of an incredible story. Beautifully put together and fantastic performance. Loved every minute.
Great evening. Incredible performances.
We really enjoyed the show last night. Great acting, story telling and use of props and effects. It’s amazing how much the story was bought to life.
Great night at the theatre - such a clever way to tell the story. Well done all
I already knew this climbing story and had seen the Joe Simpson documentary, Touching the Void. But this didn't detract from the sense of urgency and tension. I was so impressed by the imaginative way the play was presented, suggesting mountains, ridges, cold icy conditions, and blizzards. The acting was amazing, professional, moving. Loved the music choice too. I would highly recommend this to both regular and infrequent theatre-goers. My one small criticism is that at times, when the blizzard was raging, and Richard was narrating what was happening, it was difficult to discern exactly what he was saying. The sounds drowned out his words.
Extremely gripping drama. You forget you are in the theatre and it feels like you are on the mountain. The plot pulls you in from start to finish.
Excellent. The production was great, Good acting, amazing 'mountain' scenery. Only slight disappointment our seats (S5 and 6) were sold as unrestricted view and when they got near the top of the mountain they vanished from sight, so not quite what it said on the tin!
our multigenerational group all loved the show. We left discussing it and the following day it was still a topic of conversation My 83 old mother couldn't believe the ending and my 17 year old commented on the quality of the acting and how she was moved to cry and could really hear the pain in the voices of the actors. The set was so clever and all in all it was a real experience. The link with the Samaritans was positive to see and the show really made you think about the power of the human spirit and resilience. i would strongly recommend this play
Incredible, moving and exciting, a fabulous performances by all the actors. When we left we felt like we had been on an expiation up the mountain. Loved it!
A brilliant performance transferring climbing mountains to the West End stage
A wonderful night out. Fascinating way to tell a well known story and incredible props/scenery Acting all great but Josh Williams playing Joe stole the show Don’t miss it
Must admit I was a little cynical as to how this was going to work, and to be honest, in the first 10 mins I was little bit underwhelmed. How wrong was I, stick with it, it is so good. The narrative is compelling, acting first class and total respect for what they achieved on a small stage with 4 x main actors.
Very clever dramatisation of a story set in the Andes. Inventive staging and great cast.
What a fantastic play - don’t miss it.
The show was great, well the bits we saw. Seats C 3 and 4 upper stalls were sold as restricted view but were quite honestly the worst seats ever. We couldn’t see a good 25% of this fantastic piece of theatre. There should be more of an honest description of the type of restriction. Well worth going to see but not in those seats
Great show - riveting and thought provoking Box office person was amazing at moving my son to sit with us - thank you so much
Gripping with an ingenious set and strong performances from all four actors. A clever adaptation. Well done to everyone!!
We didn't know what to expect (read the book over 20 years ago and watched the documentary, but this was engrossing and cleverly staged. Enjoyed the addition of Joe's sister's character. What an amazing man Joe is.
Very entertaining and captivating play, thought provoking.
Clever production with great effects - not quite the nail biting drama associated with the story but good entertainment
Very interesting story, the performs were very good, i felt it went on too long towards the end. Great value tickets well worth the money
Great show. Creative set kep is on the edge of our seats ! Loved the inclusion of his sister to tell the story and mix the time scales. Loved it .
The sort of theatre I love, imaginative, inventive and brilliantly staged. The acting was pretty good, too!
Having read the book and seen the film plus I am a climber I thought the play was absoluetly excellent-very clever and especially in the 2nd part nail biting-brilliant!!!
Brilliant. Took me out of my seat and on to the mountain. Narration of different perspectives of the characters involved at its best. Go see it!
Having read the book, seen the film AND actually met Joe Simpson I was interested to see how this incredibke story could possibly be interpreted onstage. A VERY pleasant surprise. Even though I'm pretty certain everyone in the theatre knew what happened we were completely enthralled by the unfolding of what has to be one of the greatest survival experiences.
Amazing! This is such a good play. The acting, staging and story-line were stunning, and the physicality of the performances was brilliant. Highly recommend this to any age from teens upwards. I wasn't sure how this true story could be brought to the stage, but the production team achieved it brilliantly. Congratulations to all involved.
Brave and brilliant to dramatise this story. It does not easily fit live performance: how do you fall off a mountain on stage? But we are there in the mind of the man who does and I guess that is the point of this production.
It is an extraordinary night’s theatre entertainment, which I would heartily recommend to everyone. It’s a true story (& a well known true story) that is brought to life in an immersive, nerve tingling & visceral performance. My wife, grown up children & I lived it & lived it. It’s even better if you can get a deal on the tickets!
Having watched the film recently I was eager to see how this could be portrayed on the stage. The first half completely blew me away. I almost felt I was there with the climbers, it was mesmerising. Highly recommend especially if you’ve watched the film. First class acting.
Innovative and creative stage directing, strong performances by everyone, good music, a call for a good cause (HIV awareness week) at the end of the play. Great!!!
A really good piece of theatre. Acted very well and gripping ion some scenes.
An intense portrayal of high mountain climbing. Vivid and interesting relationships between the climbers, family and friends. It felt like we were on the mountain with the actors. The staging was excellent and lifted the whole production. Well worth seeing.
Such a good play. The acting was brilliant and the scenery was so clever. Really impressed with how they told the story.
Might as well have been a radio show as seats meant we couldn’t see most of the first hour and a half as acting taking place too far to the front of the stage. I know they were the less expensive seats but ‘slightly obscured’ is not the correct description for them
Brilliant show. Worth every minutes
Interesting the show kept us engaged .The emotions and complexities of climbing told With simply , for non climbers to appreciate Theatre was a small and intimate one Inha’s a restricted view .....the actors could have been placed more centrally so that they visible
I went with my fiancée and her son who is a novice rock climber. We all enjoyed the play which is a riveting story of a life and death event deep in the Andes. Some superb characters including Joe’s sister and the set is cleverly arranged to achieve maximum impact.
I’d read the book and watched the film and this performance gave a much more rounded view of the whole event. Well acted and very engaging.
After reading promising reviews, I can safely say that I wasn’t disappointed. The actors are excellent throughout and supported, with a all fluent mesmerising stage set. The story is much a case, in my opinion, of “where angles fear to tread.” I took the easy option and seen it from my theatre chair - these men had the absolute resolve that is rarely found in the human spirit - don’t believe me, go and see for your self.
Fantastic. Most exhilarating play we have ever seen.
Fabulous acting, set and sound effects. Would thoroughly recommend.
The play was interesting, the director had his own idea on how to present the story, however It wasn’t easy to see what he wanted to present in some points of the play.
I didn’t think it was possible to perform this story on stage, but I was proved wrong. One of the best plays I have seen in a long time.Totally credible, very well acted and a nerve shredding experience.
Good show, very compelling and extraordinary! Enjoyed it
Tense well acted drama of a remarkable story of survival.
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Duke of York's Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London
No exchange, no refunds after purchase.
2 hours and 25 minutes, including a 25 minute interval.
Good To Know
w/c 23rd December
Monday 23rd December 7.30pm
Tuesday 24th December 2.30pm
Wednesday 25th December no show
Thursday 26th December 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Friday 27th December 7.30pm
Saturday 28th December 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Suitable For Children
Contains frequent very strong language.