FULL CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE WEST END PREMIERE
OF DAVID HAIG’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED
INTENSE WORLD WAR II THRILLER
AHEAD OF ITS TRANSFER TO THE AMBASSADORS THEATRE
ON THE 74TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY
FROM 6 JUNE – 1 SEPTEMBER 2018
IT’S THE EVE OF D-DAY 1944 AND 350,000 LIVES DEPEND ON ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT WEATHER FORECASTS OF ALL TIME.
Alongside the previously announced David Haig, who is reprising his critically acclaimed role as Group Captain James Stagg, Malcolm Sinclair as General Eisenhower and Lauren Rogers as Kay Summersby, Andrew MacBean, Bert Seymour, David Killick, Mark Jax, Mark Kitto, Molly Roberts,Philip Cairns, Robert Heard and William Mannering complete the cast of Pressure, ahead of its West End transfer to the Ambassadors Theatre on 6 June.
Based on the remarkable true story of two warring Allied meteorologists tasked with predicting the weather conditions for the D-Day landings, David Haig’s acclaimed play Pressure will transfer to the West End for a limited season from 6 June to 1 September 2018. The transfer follows a celebrated run at Chichester Festival Theatre (5 stars from the Daily Telegraph, Observer & Evening Standard), a national tour (in association with Cambridge Arts Theatre and Touring Consortium Company) and a sold out run at the Park Theatre.
Pressure is directed by John Dove, with design by Colin Richmond, lighting by Tim Mitchell, sound by Philip Pinsky, video by Andrzej Goulding and casting by Lisa Makin.
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.
Pressure was originally commissioned by the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh as a co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre. The production premiered at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh in 2014, followed by a run at Chichester Festival Theatre.
Pressure, at the Ambassadors Theatre, is produced by Cambridge Arts Theatre, Jenny King,Jonathan Church Productions and Oliver Mackwood Productions.