It’s been a golden week for James Graham, British theatre’s wonder boy. After winning an Olivier Award for his comedy, Labour of Love, he now has another show in the West End, this time a transfer from the Chichester Theatre, where it premiered last November.
With enormous compassion, David Haig weaves together a thrilling story that is both personal and political. Having done his research, he makes the gobbledygook of technical weather reports sound thrilling, and the arguments between the men under Pressure convincingly clear.
Revival of Alan Bennett’s classic double bill about the Cambridge Spies is resonant, but only takes off in the second half.