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Touching the Void - Audio Described & Captioned

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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?

Following its sold-out world premiere in Bristol and critically acclaimed West End run, Touching the Void returns for one week only for a global broadcast, live from Bristol Old Vic.

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. 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.

Once you've booked...
You'll recieve an email confirmation from TicketCo with further instructions on how to access the performance on the day and time that you've booked.

If you have any queries regarding your booking, please contact tickets@bristololdvic.org.uk

  • Sun 13 Jun Audio Described - VOD - Available to stream until 13 Jun
  • Sun 13 Jun Captioned - VOD - Available to stream until 13 Jun

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Streaming Live from
Bristol Old Vic

Based on the book by
Joe Simpson

Adapted by
David Greig

Production Photographs by
Michael Wharley

Age Guideline 12+

Please Note
Frequent strong language. Strobe and haze.
Contains depictions of injury, pain, and death.

Please note:
Oxford Playhouse credits and gift vouchers cannot be used to purchase tickets for this event.

  • Thrilling, chilling drama…Triumphant”
       
    The Guardian
  • Tom Morris directs with the impeccable timing of a thriller"
       
    The Times
  • A cracking production”
       
    The Observer

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