Touching The Void is a very fine production to revive and John Chapman is glad to have finally caught up with this thrillingly staged real life story of facing mortality and winning.
On Monday Boris Johnson announced his (apparently irreversible) plans to take us out of lockdown forever. He even provided a detailed timetable of dates when each stage should be implemented.
Wise Children, Kneehigh and Bristol Old Vic have announced dates for the digital tour of Daniel Jamieson’s The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk directed by Emma Rice. The production will feature Marc Antolin (Marc Chagall) and Audrey Brisson (Bella Chagall), reprising their roles from the original staging. The production will be performed at Bristol Old Vic, and broadcast live to audience’s homes nationally and globally from 3-5 December 2020.
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‘Tom and I are standing by the door waiting for the day we can share this extraordinary story of a great hero of medicine with you.’
“As soon as the theatres closed in the week of 16 March 2020, we thought ‘we need to remember we’re a theatre and think about what our role in relation to the city might be in this strange world’.”
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David Greig’s much-lauded mountaineering survival story fails to reach the dizzy heights.
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Tom Morris’ production of Touching the Void which is now playing at the Duke of York’s Theatre .
The true story behind Touching The Void and the endeavours and trials that befell mountaineer Joe Simpson and his climbing partner Simon Yates on the Siula Grande mountain in the Peruvian Andes has been recognised in both Simpson’s 1985 bestseller and Film Four’s acclaimed docu-drama released some 18 years later.
It’s only when the location moves to the battlefield and the production is allowed to breathe and the poetry to sing that this production of Cyrano finally begins to come into its own.
The National Theatre production of Michael Morpurgo’s novel War Horse is both the most visceral depiction of war I’ve seen on stage and a masterpiece in theatrical storytelling.
Casting has today been announced for the West End transfer of Tom Morris’ production of Touching the Void which will see original cast members Fiona Hampton, Patrick McNamee and Josh Williams return to the show, joined by Angus Yellowlees.
Tom Morris’ production of Touching the Void will open in the West End at the Duke of York’s Theatre, previewing from 9 November 2019 for a strictly limited season with an opening night of 14 November.
Christopher Haydon, the former artistic director of the Gate Theatre in London, has written the book About The Art of the Artistic Director.
I loved The Grinning Man in both its incarnations – from Bristol’s Old Vic to the West End – and so I was most pleased to hear that it would be immortalised in vinyl, or whatever the digital equivalent is…
If there is a good argument for remembrance, and there is an equally good one for forgetting, what you can never forget is the War Horse experience.
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.
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