Touching the Void

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.

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This is rated 5 out of 5 stars

‘Triumphant!’

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This is rated 5 out of 5 stars

‘Nail-biting ... A stirring testament to human fortitude and the power of theatre.’

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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 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.

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Hearing Assistance

  • Audio Described

  • Tactile Tour

  • Open Captioning

Performance Type Performance Date(s)
Audio Described
by Vision Australia
Saturday 5 February at 2pm
Tuesday 8 February at 6.30pm
Tactile Tour
by Vision Australia
Saturday 5 February, before the 2pm performance
Open Captioning
via screen
Saturday 12 February at 2pm
Artwork for Lucy Durack

Lucy Durack

Sarah

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Joe Klocek

Joe

Artwork for Karl Richmond

Karl Richmond

Richard

Petra Kalive

Petra Kalive

Director

Andrew Bailey

Andrew Bailey

Set Designer

Artwork for Kat Chan

Kat Chan

Costume Designer

Katie Sfetkidis

Katie Sfetkidis

Lighting Designer

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Darius Kedros

Composer & Sound Designer

Artwork for Xanthe Beesley

Xanthe Beesley

Movement Director

The Sumner

140 Southbank Boulevard

Southbank, Victoria 3006