|After four months with its doors closed by the pandemic, Bristol Old Vic – one of the world’s greatest theatrical survival stories – is brought back to life with this epic tale of human endurance and friendship.
Touching the Void’s world premiere opened Bristol Old Vic’s multimillion-pound redevelopment in 2018, and marked a new era for the theatre. The show went on to garner 5-star reviews, a West End run and UK tour as audiences were left reeling from this daring and imaginative tour-de-force.
From May, for one week only (26-29 May), Touching the Void returns for its next bold adventure in theatrical risk-taking, as Bristol Old Vic collaborates with original co-producing partners Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Royal & Derngate Northampton, Fuel and also Fiery Angel, who presented the West End run in association with Ambassador Theatre Group Productions. Tickets go on general sale Wed 21 Apr at 3pm.
Learning from the digital experiments of the last 12 months, Bristol Old Vic will bring together the intimacy of live performance with the technical power of digital theatre to create a binaural, multi-camera, and totally live story, allowing viewers at home to also experience the show from every heart-stopping angle, alongside the audience in the theatre.
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 breathtaking struggle for survival.