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Touching the Void – Duke of York’s Theatre, London

Writer: David Greig, based on the book by Joe Simpson  Director: Tom Morris  Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Mountaineer Joe Simpson catalogued the climb from hell in his 1988 memoir Touching the Void, the multi-million selling book which was turned into an award-winning documentary film. Now it is the turn of theatre to tell the story of two climbers’ disastrous attempt to ...

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Touching The Void – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Based on the book by Joe Simpson Adaptation: David Greig Director: Tom Morris Reviewer: Dominic Corr You may be acquainted with his story, but few will ever understand what Joe Simpson went through. Broken, frozen and clinging to the lip of the void as well as his life. Launching the Lyceum’s 2019 repertoire is David Greig’s stage adaptation of Simpson’s ...

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Touching the Void – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Writer: David Greig, from the book by Joe Simpson Director: Tom Morris Reviewer: James Garrington What do you do when you’re faced with a decision between life and death? Would you condemn your friend to almost certain death, or hold on to the limit of your endurance even though that would probably result in you both dying? Touching the Void ...

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Touching The Void – Bristol Old Vic

Director: Tom Morris Writer: David Greig Movement director: Sasha Milavic Davies Designer: Ti Green Composer: Jon Nicholls Lighting designer: Chris Davey Reviewer: Hugh McCann This adaptation of Touching The Void retells the classic autobiographical account of Joe Simpson and Simon Yates’ death-defying climbing trip in the Andes, written by Joes Simpson. The piece begins with Joe’s sister Sarah (Fiona Hampton) ...

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Winter Hill – The Octagon, Bolton

Six middle-aged women huddle together taking a selfie

Writer: Timberlake Wertenbaker Director: Elizabeth Newman Reviewer: Harriet Mallion Winter Hill is a familiar landmark in the North West, its shining beacon is a glowing reminder of lofty heights, wet, wild nature and windswept moors. From a romanticised view of this iconic landmark is born a new production from writer Timberlake Wertenbaker which imagines a no-so-distant future where the pristine ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Trevor Nunn Reviewer: Glen Pearce In 1957 an Ipswich teenager directed his first play at the High Street Exhibition Gallery in the Town. Hamlet was perhaps an ambitious debut but, given that the young director was destined to become the youngest Artistic Director of The RSC, not surprising. Over the following 59 years, Trevor Nunn has ...

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NEWS: Casting announced for Sir Trevor Nunn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

As rehearsals begin for Sir Trevor Nunn’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre, full casting has been announced. Nunn returns to his hometown to complete his catalogue of directing all 37 Shakespeare plays, completing his collection with the one play he has yet to direct. Leading the company as Oberon and Titania will be West ...

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Private Lives – The Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Writer: Noel Coward Director:Elizabeth Newman Reviewer: Dave Cunningham   According to Noel Coward there are no limits to the depravity to which, if circumstances allow, we might descend in ourPrivate Lives. Divorced couple Elyot (Harry Long) and Amanda (Fiona Hampton) had a tempestuous marriage in which physical violence from both parties was a feature. Both have now remarried but when ...

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