“PRESSURE” @ Cheltenham Everyman Theatre

08/03/2018 @ 12:30 – 17:30

Written by and Starring David Haig
Directed by John Dove
Presented by The Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Cambridge Arts Theatre in association with Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Chichester Festival Theatre

A brand new drama from the producers of To Kill A Mockingbird, Brassed Off, A View From the Bridge and Of Mice and Men

JUNE 1944. D Day. One man’s decision will change the course of history.

An intense, real life thriller about the most important weather forecast in the history of warfare.

Scottish meteorologist, Group Captain James Stagg, advises General Eisenhower on when to give the order to send thousands of waiting troops across the Channel in Operation Overlord. The future of Britain, Europe and our relationship with the United States is at stake as well as the lives of millions.

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.

There is an Audio Description on Thursday 8th March at 2pm. Please speak to a member of staff on arrival at the theatre for assistant with your Audio Description headset.

There is a Captioned Performance on Thursday 8th March at 7.30pm.

Haig’s script quickly sets up the story and plunges into a fast paced, confident stride, pausing only briefly before an almighty storm” – Edinburgh Evening News

The play delights with its strong classical structure” – The Times

…a grippingly pacey adventure yarn” – The Herald

…you won’t see anything to surpass Pressure in Scottish theatre this year” – The Scotsman

A gripping play about a man under almost intolerable stress” – Financial Times

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