After leaving overseas audiences on the edge of their seats, Touching the Void will bring the Peruvian Andes to Melbourne for its Australian premiere, opening at Southbank Theatre on Friday 21 January 2022.

Based on a true story, this exhilarating international smash hit will transport audiences to snow-capped peaks and glacial crevasses for a jaw-dropping adventure following two climbers navigating dangerous terrain no one has dared to face before.

Joe Klocek (The Dry) and Helpmann Award winner Lucy Durack (Legally Blonde), alongside Kevin Hofbauer (Macbeth) and Karl Richmond (The Lifespan of a Fact) star in this tale of sheer human determination.

Directed by MTC Associate Director Petra Kalive (The Lifespan of a Fact), Touching the Void will be brought to the stage in a remarkable feat of imaginative storytelling and theatrical wizardry.

 About the play: 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?

Image: Jo Duck