Duke of York's Theatre

Touching The Void

Touching The Void Tickets

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How far would you go in order to survive? That’s what Joe Simpson asked when he scaled mountains in the Peruvian Andes, a story which has now become one of the greatest mountaineering stories around. See the real-life story unfold in Touching the Void, transferring to the Duke of York’s Theatre later this year. Following last year’s world premiere and a short run at Bristol’s Old Vic Theatre, it’s a gripping thriller where every decision made is a matter of life or death. So, if you enjoy plays based on a true story and you’re looking for adventure, you’ll want to see Touching the Void.

In 1985, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates began an epic mountaineering journey, climbing the Siula Grande in the Huayhuash mountain range in the Andes. On the descent, Simpson slips down an ice cliff, left with a broken limb and quickly separated from his climbing partner. Left with no choice but to save Joe, Simon must ration supplies and keep the pair safe at all times. Stuck in perilous conditions, see how the pair are able to return to civilisation and make it to base camp.

Touching the Void rounds off a year of theatre at the Duke of York’s. Tom Burke and Hayley Atwell star in Rosmersholm, with Florian Zeller’s The Son from August to November. Ending the year with a life-affirming, darkly funny and an unbelievable story, Touching the Void is a unique story that you’ll need to see in order to believe.

Did you know?

Josh Williams, Fiona Hampton and Patrick McNamee and Angus Yellowlees will star in Touching the Void

Joe Simpson’s memoir titled Touching the Void was published in 1988, with a later film adaptation in 2003.

Location & Travel

Address: 104 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG - Get directions


Nearest Tube
Leicester Square

Tube Lines
Piccadilly, Northern

Directions to theatre
(5mins) Take Charing Cross Road to St Martin’s Court, head down until the end and then take a right onto St Martin’s Lane until you reach the theatre on your right.


Buses: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139

Night Buses: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551


Charing Cross


Chinatown (5mins)

Show & Venue Information

Duke of York's Theatre

Duke of York's Theatre
104 St Martin's Lane

Performance Times

Mon 7.30pm
Tue 7.30pm
Wed 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Thu 7.30pm
Fri 7.30pm
Sat 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Booking From

Saturday, 9th November 2019

Booking To

Saturday, 29th February 2020

Running Time

2 hours 25 minutes

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