Wartime Thriller Pressure announces tour and casting

 

Based on the remarkable real-life tale of two warring Allied meteorologists tasked with predicting the weather conditions for the D Day landings, David Haig’s acclaimed play Pressure will embark on a UK tour before transferring to London’s Park Theatre. The national press night will take place on Tuesday 3rd April, 7pm at Park Theatre, London.

 

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.

 

Pressure was originally commissioned by The Lyceum in Edinburgh as a co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre. The production premiered at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh in 2014, followed by a run at Chichester Festival Theatre. David Haig reprises his role as Group Captain James Stagg, alongside returning players Malcolm Sinclair and Laura Rogers, directed by John Dove. The tour will open at Cambridge Arts Theatre on 1 February 2018.

 

David Haig is a five-time nominee and Olivier Award-winning actor best known for his roles in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral, TV series The Thin Blue Line and stage production of The Madness of King George III (Tour and West End). He is also an award-winning playwright. He wrote and starred alongside Daniel Radcliffe in My Boy Jack – which was made into a TV drama for ITV in 2007.

 

Malcolm Sinclair will reprise his role as General Eisenhower. Sinclair has performed extensively in leading roles with theatre companies such as the National Theatre and the RSC. He has performed widely, both in Britain and internationally. In 2001 he won the Clarence Derwent Award for his role as Gavin Ryng-Maine in the National Theatre’s production of House/Garden and was also nominated for an Olivier Award for best supporting actor for his performance as Major Miles Flack in Privates on Parade.

 

Laura Rogers will reprise the role of Kay Summersby. Her theatre credits include: An Ideal HusbandMasterpieces (Royal Court), Blue Remembered Hills (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Comedy of Errors (USA Tour and Shakespeare’s Globe), The 39 Steps (West End), Hay Fever(Chichester Festival Theatre), Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew and Richard III (Shakespeare’s Globe) and Bad Girls – The Musical (Garrick Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse). Her television credits include: EastEnders, New Tricks, Dates, Twelfth Night, Doctor Who and Bad Girls.

 

The national UK Tour is produced by The Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Cambridge Arts Theatre, presenting The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Chichester Festival Theatre production.

 

At Park Theatre, the production is produced by Jonathan Church Productions & Oliver Mackwood in association with Cambridge Arts Theatre and Park Theatre, presenting the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Chichester Festival Theatre production.

FULL CAST & CREATIVES

 

David Haig as Group Captain James Stagg

Malcolm Sinclair as General Eisenhower

Laura Rogers as Kay Summersby

Philip Cairns as Colonel Irving P.Krick

Alister Cameron as Leigh Mallory

Robert Heard as Hamilton

Mark Jax as Spaatz/Franklin

Michael Mackenzie as Electrician/Admiral Bertram Ramsay

William Mannering as Lieutenant Battersby/Captain Johns

Bert Seymour as Andrew

Written by David Haig

Directed by John Dove

Designed by Colin Richmond

Lighting by Tim Mitchell

Sound by Philip Pinsky

Video by Andrzej Goulding

Casting by Lisa Makin

 

Tour and Park Theatre dates
Cambridge Arts Theatre

cambridgeartstheatre.com

Thu 1 – Sat 10 Feb 2018

Box Office: 01223 503 333

 

King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

edtheatres.com

Tues 13– Sat 17 February 2018

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

 

Theatre Royal, Newcastle

theatreroyal.co.uk

Tues 20 – Sat 24 February 2018

Box Office: 01325 405 405

 

Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford

yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Tues 27 February – Sat 3 March 2018

Box Office: 01483 440 000

 

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

everymantheatre.org.uk

Tues 6 – Sat 10 March 2018

Box Office: 01242 572 573

 

Theatre Royal, Bath

theatreroyal.org.uk

Monday 12 – Sat 17 March 2018

Box Office: 01225 448 844

 

Richmond Theatre, Richmond

atgtickets.com

Tues 20 – Sat 24 March 2018

Box Office: 0844 871 7651

Park Theatre, London

Venue: PARK200, Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, N4 3JP

Dates: Wed 28 March – Sat 28 April 2018

Press night: Tue 3 Apr, 7pm

Performances: Tue – Sat Evenings 7.30pm, Thu & Sat Matinees 3.00pm

Prices: Previews £18.50, Standard £20.00 – £29.50, Concessions £18.50 – £22

Captioned: Tue 17 Apr 7.30pm
Booking: www.parktheatre.co.uk / 020 7870 6876*

*10% telephone booking fee, capped at £2.50 per ticket.

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