Touching the Void | On Demand
What happens when you look death squarely in the face and how do you find the strength to crawl back towards life?
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. 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.
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.
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. 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.
“Nail-biting, you feel as if you’ve been to the ends of the earth without moving from your seat. A stirring testament to human fortitude and the power of theatre.” ★★★★★ The Telegraph
A Bristol Old Vic, Fiery Angel, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Royal & Derngate Northampton and Fuel co-production (presented in the West End in association with Ambassador Theatre Group Productions)
Recommended for ages 12+
Frequent strong language. Strobe and haze. Contains depictions of injury, pain, and death.
TO WATCH: The show will be available to watch from 00.01am on Wed 2 Jun until 11.59pm on Tue 8 Jun.
TO BOOK: Tickets can be bought at any time from 00.01am on Fri 28 May until 9.00pm on Tue 8 Jun. This ticket allows you to “rent” the show for 48 hours – starting from the moment you first click play to watch*.
*Given the show is approx. 2 hours 20 mins, the last time you can click play to watch the show in full is 9.30pm on Tue 8 Jun. If you want to take advantage of your full 48 hours, however, make sure to click play by Sun 6 Jun.
We will keep you updated via email if, for any reason, we are late delivering this version of the show.
The email you receive after purchase is your ticket (check your junk mail if you can’t find it). Before the video goes live at 00:01 on Wed 2 Jun, you will see a countdown clock: this is counting down to when the video will be available. Remember: all times shown are BST. There’s a link in your ticket (and on the booking confirmation page) that gives lots of info on how to watch the show.