There is a depth and grit to Touching The Void at the Lyceum that threatens to carry all before it.
We know the story of Joe Simpson’s book: climbing in the remotest Andes with his friend Simon Yates, but theatre sometimes gives films – and books – a remarkable translation, making stories deeper, stranger, more tense. Touching the Void is an example of that.
David Greig’s riveting adaptation of Simpson’s Touching The Void has made the transition for an innovative co-production, led by Bristol Old Vic, which is now touring.
Touching The Void is a theatrical triumph. David Greig, Tom Morris and the team have created a piece of theatre that excels beyond mere adaptation.