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David Haig in Pressure

David Haig play Pressure to transfer to West End's Ambassadors Theatre this summer

Will Longman
Will Longman

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.

The play, which is written by Haig and stars him as Stagg, runs at the Park Theatre until 28th April, and will transfer to the Ambassadors Theatre from 6th June (the 74th anniversary of the landings) to 1st September.

Directed by John Dove, the production premiered in Edinburgh before transferring to Chichester Festival Theatre. Joining Haig in the case will be Malcolm Sinclair as General Eisenhower and Laura Rogers as Kay Summersby, with further casting to be announced.

Announcing the transfer, Haig said: "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."

Pressure has with designs by Colin Richmond, lighting by Tim Mitchell, sound by Philip Pinsky, video design by Andrzej Goulding and casting by Lisa Makin.

Pressure is at the Park Theatre until 28th April, and at the Ambassadors Theatre from 6th June to 1st September,


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