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Casting announced for the West End transfer of Tom Morris' production of Touching the Void

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CASTING has been announced for the West End transfer of Tom Morris’ production of Touching the Void, which runs at the Duke of York’s Theatre from Saturday, November 9, 2019 to Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Original cast members Fiona Hampton (as Sarah), Patrick McNamee (Richard) and Josh Williams (Joe) return to the show and are joined by Angus Yellowlees (Simon).

Fiona Hampton’s theatre credits include: Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe); Tamburlaine (Yellow Earth/Arcola Theatre/UK tour); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (New Wolsey Theatre); Private Lives (Octagon Theatre/New Victoria Theatre); Winter Hill, The Glass Menagerie, Tull, Of Mice and Men, Lighthearted Intercourse (all Octagon Theatre); Don’t Laugh (Cockpit Theatre); Playhouse Creatures (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Changeling (The Production Works/Southwark Playhouse); Roar, Clockheart Boy (Rose Theatre Kingston); and The Merchant of Venice (Derby LIVE).

Hampton’s screen work includes: The Good Neighbour, Revolution, Kingsman: Secret Service, The Windmill and Legacy (film); The Collection, Switch, Holby City and The Sarah Jane Adventures (TV).

Patrick McNamee’s theatre credits include: French Without Tears (Orange Tree Theatre); The History Boys (Selladoor); Sweeney Todd, A Few Good Men, Love and a Bottle, The Way of the World, Three Sisters, Hamlet, Women Beware Women, Iona Rain, For Services Rendered (all LAMDA). Films include The Invisible Hours and TV credits include series regular on Our Girl and Inspector George Gently.

Josh Williams’ theatre includes: If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You (Project Arts Centre); One Night in Miami (Donmar Warehouse); Barbarians (Found 111); New Views: Is There a WIFI in Heaven? (National Theatre); Wendy and Peter Pan (RSC); Love and Information, Our Private Life (Royal Court); Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare’s Globe); Shivered (Southwark Playhouse); and Lord of the Flies (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre).

Williams has also appeared on television in Doctors, May Day, Holby City, Agatha Raison, Midsomer Murders and Law and Order.

Angus Yellowlees trained at LAMDA graduating in 2017 where credits whilst training included Bury Fair, Hobson’s Choice and The Cherry Orchard. His screen credits include The Last Commanders and We Have Everywhere To Go. Radio work includes The Balloaloes and The Gnats. Touching the Void will be Yellowlees’ professional stage debut.

This production marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of Joe Simpson’s best-selling memoir, charting his extraordinary struggle for survival on the perilous Siula Grande mountain in the Peruvian Andes.

Alongside this struggle, is the appalling dilemma of his climbing partner Simon Yates, perched on an unstable snow-cliff, clinging onto the rope tying him to the severely injured Joe. Unable to recover Joe from the void, Simon is faced with the agonising decision to cut the rope that binds them…

Read more about Touching the Void.