Alongside the previously announced David Haig, who is reprising his critically acclaimed role as Group Captain James Stagg, Malcolm Sinclair as General Eisenhower and Lauren Rogers as Kay Summersby, Andrew MacBean, Bert Seymour, David Killick, Mark Jax, Mark Kitto, Molly Roberts, Philip Cairns, Robert Heard and William Mannering complete the cast of Pressure, ahead of its West End transfer to the Ambassadors Theatre on 6 June.
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 acclaimed play Pressure will transfer to the West End for a limited season from 6 June to 1 September 2018. The transfer follows a celebrated run at Chichester Festival Theatre, a national tour and a sold out run at the Park Theatre.
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.