Theatre – Pressure @ The King’s Theatre
DAVID HAIG TO STAR IN TRUE WARTIME THRILLER
PRESSURE King’s Theatre | 13-17 February 2018
D Day, June 1944.
350,000 lives depend on the most important weather forecast of all time.
Based on the remarkable real-life tale of two warring Allied meteorologists tasked with predicting the weather conditions for the D Day landings, David Haig’s acclaimed play Pressure will play at The King’s Theatre this February..
72 hours before 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.
See TV interview from 2014 Premiere shown below.
Pressure was originally commissioned by The Royal Lyceum Theatre as a co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre. The production premiered at the Lyceum in 2014, followed by a run at Chichester Festival Theatre. David Haig reprises his role as Group Captain James Stagg, alongside returning players Malcolm Sinclair and Laura Rogers, directed by John Dove.