Casting announced for the West End transfer of ‘Touching the Void’

Casting has today been announced for the upcoming West End transfer of Tom Morris’ critically-acclaimed production of Touching the Void, which will play a strictly limited season at the Duke of York’s Theatre from Saturday 9th November 2019 to Saturday 29th February 2020.

Original cast members Fiona Hampton, Patrick McNamee and Josh Williams will return to the show following sold out runs at the Bristol Old Vic, Royal & Derngate Northampton, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, and Hong Kong Festival, alongside Angus Yellowlees who joins the production for the West End run.

Touching the Void is adapted by David Greig from the award-winning memoir by Joe Simpson, which also became a BAFTA-winning film



This production marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of Joe Simpson’s best-selling memoir, charting his extraordinary struggle for survival on the perilous Siula Grande mountain in the Peruvian Andes.

Alongside this struggle is the appalling dilemma of his climbing partner Simon Yates, perched on an unstable snow-cliff, clinging onto the rope tying him to the severely injured Joe.

Unable to recover Joe from the void, Simon is faced with the agonising decision to cut the rope that binds them…


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The creative team for Touching the Void includes: Designer Ti Green, Sound Designer and Composer Jon Nicholls, Lighting Designer Chris Davey, and Movement Director Sasha Milavic Davies.


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