Touching The Void
Closed 2h 25m
Touching The Void
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Touching The Void London Reviews and Tickets

84%
(3 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Quirky, Ambitious, Riveting, Delightful

About the Show

A stage adaptation of Joe Simpson's best-selling memoir about adventure and survival.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (3)

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30 Reviews | 16 Followers
86
Quirky, Riveting, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if You would enjoy contemporary and experimental adaptations of a book about rock climbing and peril

Don't see it if You’re not feeling up for a new approach

39 Reviews | 1 Follower
85
Gripping, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if Creating tension and wild landscapes from little appeals

Don't see it if You are wanting an entertaining smile of a show

10 Reviews | 0 Followers
80
Intense, Great staging, Clever, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if The story was very well done. The really clever set ,manages to show someone climbing a mountain while not .

Don't see it if You don't enjoy straight plays .If you have seen the film ,this was not exactly the same story .

Critic Reviews (7)

The London Evening Standard
November 15th, 2019

Real-life story of man left for dead on mountain leaves you breathless.
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Time Out London
November 15th, 2019

What elevates ‘Touching the Void’ from ‘well-judged’ to ‘spine-tingling’ is Morris’s exemplary staging, in cahoots with a crack creative team headed by designer Ti Green and movement director Sasha Milavic Davies.
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The Telegraph (UK)
November 17th, 2019

A white-knuckle adaptation to take you to the top of the world...I’ve seen it twice and would go again in a heartbeat.
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The Times (UK)
November 16th, 2019

If any play exemplifies the power of theatre, it has to be this stunningly inventive piece, which takes an audience up a mountain to the brink of death.
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London Theatre
November 15th, 2019

It's also a penetrating portrayal of the impulse of human survival, against the odds: a thrilling, salutary reminder of our shared humanity and ability to overcome hardships, however extreme.
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The Arts Desk
November 15th, 2019

David Greig's much-lauded mountaineering story doesn't quite peak...As an affirmation of the human spirit, Touching the Void is great, but it doesn't quite scale the summit.
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The Stage (UK)
November 15th, 2019

What the production does particularly well, however, is make it possible to appreciate Simon’s horrific predicament in leaving his climbing partner behind while also allowing the audience to marvel at human resilience in the most testing of circumstances.
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