Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins will star in The Height of the Storm, a new play by Florian Zeller, the internationally acclaimed writer of The Father.
Directed by Jonathan Kent, the play will open at Richmond Theatre on 1 September and play Cambridge Arts Theatre and Bath Theatre Royal, before transferring to London, opening at Wyndham’s Theatre on 2 October (press night is 9 October).
This major new play from the writer of Olivier Award-winning The Father (translated by Christopher Hampton) brings together Pryce and Atkins on stage for the first time.
André and Madeleine have been in love for over 50 years. This weekend, as their daughters visit, something feels unusual. A bunch of flowers arrives, but who sent them? A woman from the past turns up, but who is she? And why does André feel like he isn’t there at all?
Jonathan Pryce is an award-winning actor on stage and screen. His extensive theatre work includes Comedians in London and on Broadway, for which he won a Tony Award; the Royal Court production of Hamlet, for which he received an Olivier Award; and Miss Saigon in which he starred on both sides of the Atlantic, winning further Olivier and Tony awards.
His recent work includes Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote alongside Adam Driver, The Man Who Invented Christmas alongside Dan Stevens and Christopher Plummer, and The Wife opposite Glenn Close. He is currently filming upcoming Netflix feature The Pope alongside Anthony Hopkins, directed by Fernando Meirelles.
Eileen Atkins is a three-time Olivier award-winning actress, and four-time Tony Award nominee. Atkins’ many stage appearances in the West End include Honour, Ellen Terry, Three Tall Women and The Female of the Species. She has also played starring roles on Broadway in Retreat from Moscow with John Lithgow, and All that Fall with Michael Gambon, Indiscretions with Jude Law, The Killing of Sister George and Vivat! Vivat! Regina!. She has been seen most recently as Queen Mary in Netflix’s The Crown.