D-Day, June 5th 1944. 350,000 lives depend on the most important weather forecast of all time.
Pressure, the acclaimed play by David Haig, is the remarkable real-life tale of two warring Allied meteorologists tasked with predicting the weather conditions for the D-Day landings.
72 hours prior to the D-Day landings, Scottish meteorologist, Group Captain James Stagg, advises General Eisenhower on the weather conditions likely to prevail when 350,000 troops are to be sent across the Channel in Operation Overlord. With Stagg predicting severe storms and Irving P. Krick - Hollywood’s meteorological movie consultant - predicting beautiful weather, the future of Britain, Europe and the United States rests on one single forecast.
David Haig plays the leading role of Group Captain Stagg. A five-time nominee and Olivier Award-winning actor best known for his roles in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral, the TV series The Thin Blue Line and the stage production The Madness of King George III, he is also an award-winning playwright. He wrote and starred alongside Daniel Radcliffe in My Boy Jack - which was made into a TV drama for Granada in 2007.
Joining him are Macolm Sinclair (House/Garden, Privates on Parade) as General Eisenhower and Laura Rogers (The 39 Steps, Hay Fever) as Kay Summersby as well as Alister Cameron, Robert Heard, Mark Jax, Michael Mackenzie, William Mannering and Bert Seymour.
Suitable for Ages 14 yrs plus
"A thunderous piece of theatre"
"Sharp, witty and affecting"
"Haig's script quickly sets up the story and plunges into a fast paced, confident stride, pausing only briefly before an almighty storm"
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"The play delights with its strong classical structure"
"A gripping play about a man under almost intolerable stress"
Written by David Haig
Directed by John Dove
Cast includes David Haig, Malcolm Sinclair and Laura Rogers
Set and Costume by Colin Richmond
Lighting Design by Tim Mitchell
Composer and Sound Design by Philip Pinsky
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From £23.00 - £34.50Ticket prices include £1 Restoration Levy and £1 Booking Fee
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Act 1 64 mins
Interval 20 mins
Act 2 64 mins