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The Height Of The Storm

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Multi award-winning stars Jonathan Pryce and Dame Eileen Atkins lead The Height Of The Storm, a new family drama by the acclaimed writer Florian Zeller. Read More >

Multi award-winning stars Jonathan Pryce and Dame Eileen Atkins lead The Height Of The Storm, a new drama by the internationally acclaimed Florian Zeller.

André and Madeleine have been in love for over fifty years. This weekend, as their daughters visit, something feels unusual. A bunch of flowers arrives, but who sent them? A woman from the past turns up, but who is she? And why does André feel like he isn’t there at all?

The Height Of The Storm is a beautifully compelling family drama by Zeller, one of the most exciting playwrights of our time and the mind behind the Olivier Award-winning The Father. Zeller’s other recent West End hits include The Mother and The Truth.

Anna Madeley plays the couple’s daughter, Elise, while Amanda Drew plays their other daughter, Anne. Madeley most recently starred as ‘Mary’ opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Sky’s Patrick Melrose, while Drew previously starred in The Father. The BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning Lucy Cohu plays The Woman, and James Hillier plays The Man.

Jonathan Pryce is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning actor on stage and screen. His diverse film work includes lauded performances in successful blockbusters such as Tomorrow Never Dies and the Pirates Of The Caribbean series. His extensive theatre work includes Comedians in London and on Broadway, for which he won a Tony Award; The Royal Court production of Hamlet, for which he received an Olivier Award; and Miss Saigon in which he starred on both sides of the Atlantic, winning further Olivier and Tony awards.

Dame Eileen Atkins is a three-time Olivier award-winning actress, and four-time Tony Award nominee. She is known for her BAFTA and Emmy award-winning performance in Cranford and major roles in Upstairs Downstairs and Doc Martin. Her film roles include Gosford Park, The Hours and Paddington 2, and her many stage appearances in the West End include Honour, Ellen Terry, Three Tall Women and The Female Of The Species.

Starring two of the greatest actors of their generation on stage together for the first time, The Height Of The Storm is an exciting major new play and a searing exploration of love, family and the fragility of life.


Age Recommendation: Please note: Real cigarettes are smoked during the show. All persons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to the accompanying adult. They may not sit on their own within the auditorium. If children do have separate seats you could be refused entry. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. i

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 02/10/2018

Opening Night: 09/10/2018

Closing Night: 01/12/2018

Running time: 1h20, no interval

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Cast & Creative


André - Jonathan Pryce

Madeleine - Eileen Atkins

Elise - Anna Madeley

Anne - Amanda Drew

The Woman - Lucy Cohu

The Man - James Hillier


Director - Jonathan Kent

Producer - Simon Friend, Mark Goucher & Howard Panter, Gavin Kalin, Act Productions and Scott Landis

Designer - Anthony Ward

Lighting Designer - Hugh Vanstone

Sound - Paul Groothuis

Author - Florian Zeller

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