Touching the Void


Touching the Void

Bristol Old Vic, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh & Fiery Angel

‘…make the horizontal stage feel dizzily vertical, creating such tension and jeopardy that theatregoers must remember to breathe’   ★★★★★ – The Guardian

‘…masterful use of stagecraft as well as mind-play’  ★★★★★ – The Times

‘…you feel as if you’ve been to the ends of the earth without moving from your seat’  ★★★★★ – The Telegraph

What happens when you look death squarely in the face and how do you find the strength to crawl back towards life?

Joe Simpson’s best-selling 1988 memoir Touching the Void, international bestseller and BAFTA-winning film sensation, charts his struggle for survival on the perilous Siula Grande mountain in the Peruvian Andes aged just 25.

Tom Morris (War Horse) directed the first stage adaptation of this nail-biting adventure, bringing award-winning writer and Artistic Director of the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh David Greig (The Events, The Lorax) back to Bristol for the first time since his college days. Evan Lordan is Associate Director for the production at The Duke of York’s theatre in London’s West End, having toured the UK & Asia.

Evan was awarded an Assistant Director Bursary by the JMK Trust to take part in the production (


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