Pressure - David Haig


Thu 1 - Sat 10 February 2018
Tickets £23 - £42*

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D-Day, June 5th 1944. 350,000 lives depend on the most important weather forecast of all time.

Pressure, the acclaimed play by David Haig, is the remarkable real-life tale of 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 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.
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Running Time

2 hours and 30 minutes, including an interval

General Guidance

Performances include smoking on stage

Age Guidance



Thursday 1 - Saturday 10 February, 7.45pm
Saturday 3 & Saturday 10 February, 2.30pm:
Thursday 8 February, 2.30pm: £23/£33/£38*

Sunday 4 February: No performance

*All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee.

Assisted Performances:

Audio Described performance: Saturday 10 February, 2:30pm

David Haig (Group Captain Stagg)

Theatre credits include: Racing Demon (Bath Theatre
Royal); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Old Vic Theatre); Blue/Orange (Young Vic Theatre); Guys and Dolls (West End - Olivier Award nomination); The Madness of George III (West End - Olivier Award nomination); Donkeys’ Years (West End - Olivier
Award nomination); Journey’s End (West End); Mary Poppins (West End - Olivier Award nomination); ‘Art’ (West End and Broadway)

Film credits include: Florence Foster Jenkins, Two Weeks Notice, My Boy Jack, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Lady Jane.

Television credits include: Killing Eve, The Witness for the Prosecution, Penny Dreadful, The Thick of It, The Wright Way, Yes, Prime Minister, Mo, Talking
Heads, The Thin Blue Line
and Portrait of a Marriage.

Writing credits include: stage plays: My Boy Jack,
The Good Samaritan
and Pressure. Television film: My Boy Jack (FIPA Award - Best Screenplay).

David Haig was awarded an MBE in 2013 for services to drama.

Malcolm Sinclair (General Eisenhower)
TV credits include: Midsomer Murders (Bentley Productions); Virtuoso (HBO); Tubby and Enid (Endor Productions for BBC2); Worricker (BBC2/Carnival Films); Silk -
series two and three (BBC1); Henry V (BBC2); Parade’s End (HBO/BBC); Foyle's War (Greenlit); Hustle (Kudos); Judge John Deed (BBC).
Theatre credits include: This House (Chichester Festival Theatre/Garrick); Show Boat
(New London Theatre); The Meeting (the Hampstead Theatre); Songs of the 1916
Rising (Helix Theatre, DCU); Bliss: Morning Heroes (Hereford Cathedral); Temple (Donmar Warehouse); Pressure (Chichester/Royal Lyceum).
Film credits include: The Man Who Knew Infinity (Animus Films); Survivor (Millennium Films); A Belfast Story (Joltme Features); The Young Victoria (Initial Entertainment); Casino Royale (Eon Productions); V for Vendetta (Warner Brothers);
The Statement (Company Pictures).
Laura Rogers (Kay Summersby)
Laura Rogers trained at RADA.
Theatre credits include: Rules for Living (ETT/ UK Tour): A Lie Of The Mind (Southwark Playhouse); Winter Solstice (Orange Tree Theatre); An Ideal Husband, Pressure, Blue Remembered Hills, Hay Fever (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Comedy of Errors (USA Tour and Shakespeare’s Globe); The 39 Steps (West End); Macbeth, A New World – The Life of Thomas Paine, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Timon of Athens, The Taming of the Shrew and Richard III (Shakespeare’s Globe); Bad Girls – The Musical (Garrick Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse).
Television credits include: EastEnders; New Tricks; The Smoke; Law and Order; Holby City; Doctors and Bad Girls.
Radio credits include: Porshia; Black Train and Someone Somewhere.
Philip Cairns (Colonel Irving P Krick)
Philip trained at Drama Centre London.
Theatre includes: Two-Way Mirror (Theatre by the Lake); Villette (West Yorkshire
Playhouse); The Crucible (Royal Lyceum Theatre); A View From the Bridge (Touring
Consortium Theatre Company); Sophocles 497/496 BC (Robin Linde Productions); Kill Johnny Glendenning (Citizens Theatre and Lyceum Theatre); Dial M for Murder (Fiery Angel); Home Theatre (UK) (Theatre Royal Stratford East); The Duchess of
Malfi (Southwark Playhouse); ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Cheek by Jowl); The Bacchae (Royal & Derngate); Blood Wedding (Royal & Derngate); Macbeth (Cheek by
Jowl); Othello (Citizens Theatre) and The Pearlfisher (Traverse Theatre).
David Haig (Writer)
John Dove (Director)
Colin Richmond (Set and Costume Design)
Tim Mitchell (Lighting Design)
Philip Pinsky (Composer and Sound Design)