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Touching the Void announces West End transfer

Josh Williams in Touching the Void at Bristol Old Vi. Photo: Geraint Lewis Josh Williams in Touching the Void at Bristol Old Vi. Photo: Geraint Lewis
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The stage adaptation of Touching the Void has announced a transfer to the West End, where it will open at the end of this year.

The play, based on the Joe Simpson’s memoir of the same name, charts his struggle for survival while crossing the Peruvian Andes.

It premiered at Bristol Old Vic last year, and subsequently ran at the Royal and Derngate, the Royal Lyceum in Edinburgh, the Hong Kong Festival and on tour in the UK.

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It will now run at the Duke of York’s Theatre from November 9, with press night on November 14. IT will run until February 29, 2020.

Touching the Void is adapted by David Greig, and directed by Tom Morris, artistic director of Bristol Old Vic. It has design by Ti Green, sound and music by Jon Nicholls and lighting by Chris Davey and movement by Sasha Milavic Davies.

Morris said: “This production has been an extraordinary journey into the unknown, inspired by one of the most compelling books I’ve ever opened. Simpson’s story drove my imagination wild with fear, excitement and hope. We hope this show will do the same for yours.”

The original show was produced by Bristol Old Vic, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Royal and Derngate, Northampton, and Fuel, and it is produced in the West End by Fiery Angel and ATG Productions.

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