"Touching the Void". The 63rd preview of the Reading theatre for people with poor eyesight and blind - on the Children's Day and during the Culture With No Barriers Weekend.

The 63rd preview ofthe Reading theatre for people with poor eyesight and blind took place on 30 May and 1 June. This time it was the first Polish preview of „Touching the Void”. The play by David Greig was inspired by a book written by Joe Simpson – a mountaineer who lived through a tragic accident in the Peruvian Andes. As usual the play was directed by Ewa Pilawska on a voluntary basis. Thank you for being with us and many thanks for the ovation! 

The spectacle on the Children’s Day was presented specially for young people from the Łódź School for the Blind „Na Dziewanny”. We would like to thank Coffee Institute (which runs our theatre cafeteria) for organizing a fantastic catering for our viewers. The Saturday show was dedicated to people with poor eyesight and blind within the Culture With No Barriers Weekend.

Director Ewa Pilawska underlines that „Touching the Void” is a multilevel play. – My impression is that it is the starting point for a deeper and more universal story about a modern man, his needs, struggles, loneliness, about civilization and our modern life, „rat race”, permanent rivalry in pursuit of worldly possessions and at the same about losing everything important and the lack of any contact with ourselves. Mountineering is an escape from everything that smothers us and tears us away from our true nature. It is also a play about making choices and about dilemmas that face us – says Ewa Pilawska.                   

David Greig
„Touching the Void”
Translated by Elżbieta Woźniak
Directed by Ewa Pilawska
Set design and costumes: Wojciech Stefaniak
Stage movement: Marlena Bełdzikowska and Witold Jurewicz
Light: Łukasz Broniewski
Music co-operation: Bartosz Adamiak
Cast: Monika Kępka, Michał Lacheta, Arkadiusz Wójcik, Artur Zawadzki