TOUCHING THE VOID

By Hardrock | January 12th, 2022

TOUCHING THE VOID

Recently some friends from Melbourne Theatre Company visited Hardrock Climbing in Melbourne CBD to hone their climbing skills ahead of their production of Touching the Void, based on the true story of climber Joe Simpson. You can see them in action on stage with an exclusive 10% discount to performances between 17 and 20 January. Simply enter the promo code shown below when booking online, select A or B reserve tickets to a preview performance and the discount will be applied in your cart. 

 

MTC THEATRICAL PRODUCTION

17 JAN — 19 FEB 2022 @ Southbank Theatre, The Sumner

Based on a true story, Touching the Void will transport you to the snow-capped peaks and glacial crevasses of the Peruvian Andes for a jaw-dropping adventure starring Helpmann Award winner Lucy Durack alongside Joe Klocek and Karl Richmond.

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

After leaving overseas audiences on the edge of their seats, this exhilarating international smash hit comes to Melbourne for its Australian premiere. Based on a true story, Touching the Void will transport you to the snow-capped peaks and glacial crevasses of the Peruvian Andes for a jaw-dropping adventure starring Helpmann Award winner Lucy Durack (Private Lives) alongside Kevin Hofbauer (Macbeth), Joe Klocek (The Dry) and Karl Richmond (The Lifespan of a Fact).

Devastated by the loss of her brother Joe during an attempted summiting of Siula Grande in South America, Sarah wants answers. As Joe’s climbing partner Simon and their base camp manager Richard try to explain the allure of the alps, they retrace every breathtaking, agonising step on the side of the mountain; every life-or-death decision leading to that fateful moment. But there’s really only one question Sarah ultimately cares about: are you absolutely sure Joe’s dead?

Helmed by MTC Associate Director Petra Kalive (The Lifespan of a Fact), Touching the Void brings the bestselling memoir turned award-winning docudrama to the stage in a remarkable feat of imaginative storytelling and theatrical wizardry. An astonishing, often wryly humorous new play, it’s an awe-inspiring tale of mind over matter and the power of sheer human determination.

 

Hardrock Climbing 10% Discount code 

HARDROCK

Note - Discount is only for performances between 17th and 20th January. 

 

FIND TICKETS NOWFIND OUT MORE

Information and Ticketing are provided by the Melbourne Theatre Company. Based on the book by Joe Simpson. Adapted by David Greig. Directed by Petra Kalive. Starring Lucy Durack, Kevin Hofbaur, Joe Klocek and Karl Richmond. Photography by Jo Duck.

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