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Pressure

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A remarkable real-life tale, Olivier Award winner David Haig's acclaimed play Pressure follows two warring Allied meteorologists tasked with predicting the weather conditions for the D Day landings.

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A remarkable real-life tale, Olivier Award winner David Haig’s acclaimed play Pressure follows 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 in the coming days, when 350,000 troops are to be sent across the Channel as part of 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.

Hundreds of thousands of lives depend on Stagg’s and Krick’s conclusion – whose idea of the weather will win out?

Pressure arrives at the Park Theatre in Spring 2018 as part of a UK tour. The play was originally commissioned by The Lyceum in Edinburgh as a co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre, premiering in Edinburgh in 2014 before playing an acclaimed run in Chichester.

Haig is a five-time nominee and Olivier Award-winning actor best known for his roles in the film Four Weddings And A Funeral, TV series The Thin Blue Line, and the stage production of The Madness Of King George III (West End). He is also an award-winning playwright, having written and starred alongside Daniel Radcliffe in My Boy Jack, later made into a TV drama for ITV in 2007.

Pressure is written by Haig, who also reprises his role as Stagg in the production. He is joined by returning players Malcolm Sinclair (who will play General Eisenhower) and Laura Rogers (Kay Summersby), along with director John Dove. Philip Cairns joins the company to play Colonel Krick.

A funny, yet tautly tense, thriller, and a smash hit across the country, the forecast for Pressure at the Park Theatre is looking bright. Book now.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 28/03/2018

Opening Night: 03/04/2018

Closing Night: 28/04/2018

Running time: 2h10, inc. interval

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Captain James Stagg - David Haig

General Eisenhower - Malcolm Sinclair

Kay Summersby - Laura Rogers

Colonel Irving P. Krick - Philip Cairns

Leigh Mallory - Alister Cameron

Hamilton - Robert Heard

Spaatz/Franklin - Mark Jax

Electrician/Admiral Bertram Ramsay - Michael Mackenzie

Lieutenant Battersby/Captain Johns - William Mannering

Andrew - Bert Seymour

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Creative

Director - John Dove

Producer - Jonathan Church productions & Oliver Mackwood in association with Cambridge Arts Theatre and Park Theatre presents the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Chichester Festival Theatre production

Designer - Colin Richmond

Lighting Designer - Tim Mitchell

Sound - Philip Pinsky

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