David Haig's World War II Thriller PRESSURE Must Close September 1
Audiences have just four weeks left to catch the critically acclaimed West End transfer of David Haig's intense WWII thriller, Pressure. Following a sold out run at Park Theatre, and enjoying an incredibly successful run at The Ambassadors Theatre, Pressure must close on 1 September 2018.
Leading the cast in this remarkable true story of two allied warring meteorologists, tasked with predicting the weather conditions for the D-Day landings, is David Haig (Group Captain James Stagg), Malcolm Sinclair (General Eisenhower) and Laura Rogers (Kay Summersby). They are joined by Andrew MacBean (Air Chief Marshall Sir Leigh Mallory), Bert Seymour (Andrew Carter), David Killick (Admiral Bertram Ramsay), Mark Jax (Commander Franklin), Mark Kitto, Molly Roberts (Secretary), Philip Cairns (Colonel Irving P. Krick), Robert Heard (Hamilton) and William Mannering (Lieutenant Battersby), who complete the West End cast.
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.