It’s the eve of D-Day 1944 & 350,000 lives depend on one of the most important weather forecasts 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.
Based on the remarkable true story of two warring Allied meteorologists tasked with predicting the weather conditions for the D-Day landings, David Haig’s critically acclaimed play PRESSURE transfers to the West End’s Ambassador’s Theatre, where it opens on 6 June 2018 for a limited season. This follows a celebrated run at Chichester Festival Theatre, national tour and sold-out run at London’s Park Theatre.
David Haig reprises his role as Group Captain James Stagg, alongside Malcolm Sinclair as General Eisenhower and Laura Rogers as Kay Summersby, with further casting to be announced in due course.
David Haig said “I am absolutely thrilled that Pressure is transferring to the West End on 6 June. What sublime timing that my play about the weather forecaster for D-Day, will open on the 74th anniversary of the D-Day invasions. The play has been profoundly fulfilling to write and perform. It’s about one of the great unsung heroes of the 20th century, and I’m so proud that his story will now be available to a West End audience. I couldn’t be more excited.”
For the post-show Q&A on Monday 2 July 2018, I’ll be joined by Pressure author and star David Haig as well as his co-stars Malcolm Sinclair and Laura Rogers.