D-Day, June 5th 1944. 350,000 lives depend on the most important weather forecast of all time.
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.
Pre-show talks (booking essential on 01223 503333)
2 hours and 30 minutes, including an interval
Performances include smoking on stage
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.
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.