Pressure
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D-Day, June 1944. The Allied forces led by General Eisenhower are poised to launch. 350,000 lives are at stake and the decision of whether or not to attack comes down to the most important weather forecast of all time.

Olivier Award-winner David Haig plays Scottish meteorologist, Group Captain James Stagg, in this true story and critical smash hit, from Chichester Festival Theatre and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh.

Pressure running time: 
2 hours 10 minutes
Categories: 
1 video 5 images
By:
David Haig
Director:
John Dove
Lighting:
Tim Mitchell
Design:
Colin Richmond
Pressure Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Thursday, 7 June, 2018
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 12 June, 2018
Available from: 
Wednesday, 18 July, 2018
Closes: 
Saturday, 1 September, 2018
Booking to: 
Saturday, 1 September, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday-7.30pm
Thursday3.00pm7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday3.00pm7.30pm
Sunday--

Ambassadors Theatre

Address:
West Street, London, WC2H 9ND
Nearest tube:
Leicester Square
Seating Plan:

Pressure Customer reviews

Our Pressure Review

Weather forecasting, as 1980s BBC TV weatherman Michael Fish famously knows only too well, is an imprecise science. In 1987, he managed to entirely miss the arrival of the worst storm to hit southern England in three centuries, which left 18 people dead and caused £2billion of damage.

Latest Pressure News & Features

Video: David Haig on his D-Day play Pressure landing in the West End
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

On 6th June 1944, General Eisenhower gave the go ahead for forces to land on the beaches of Normandy, heralding in the end of the Second World War. But there was one enemy threatening to blow months of preparations straight out of the water: the weather. Meteorologist Captain James Stagg was responsible for forecasting the weather of that fateful day, and advised Eisenhower that the operation should go ahead, despite his American counterparts predicting doing so could have disastrous consequences.

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Full cast joining David Haig in Pressure announced
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The full cast for the West End transfer of David Haig’s Pressure from the Park Theatre has been announced. Haig’s play sees him play James Stagg, a meteorologist who advised Eisenhower to go ahead with the D-Day Landings based on his weather report, ultimately triggering process that would eventually end the Second World War. Joining Haig in reprising their roles from the Park Theatre production will be Malcolm Sinclair as Eisenhower, and Laura Rogers as Kay Summersby, Eisenhower’s secretary.

David Haig in Pressure
David Haig play Pressure to transfer to West End's Ambassadors Theatre this summer
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

David Haig’s play Pressure, which is set to open at the Park Theatre, will transfer to the West End’s Ambassadors Theatre this summer. Pressure is based on the true story of meteorologist James Stagg, who informed the military of the critical weather conditions ahead of the D-Day landings. It is set over a 72-hour period at the HQ of the Allied Expeditionary Force, who are planning Operation Overlord, the codename for the battle of Normandy.

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