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NEWS: David Haig’s Second World War play Pressure transfers to the West End’s Ambassador’s Theatre

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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 critically acclaimed play Pressure will transfer to the West End’s Ambassadors Theatre for a limited season from 6 June to 1 September 2018.

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‘Capital city, you now have your chance. Don’t blow it…’ PRESSURE – Touring ★★★★★

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Pressure, a terrific meteorological thriller, set in the crucial days before D-Day, is written by – and stars – David Haig. It is a beautifully researched and immaculately pitched piece about the British meteorologist Dr Stagg who had to defy Eisenhower’s own met-man and tell the vulnerable expeditionary force first not to go on D-Day – and then, even more audaciously, to take a run at it in the eight-hour lull between storms the next day.

‘Capital city, you now have your chance. Don’t blow it…’ PRESSURE – Touring ★★★★★

In Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Libby PurvesLeave a Comment

Pressure, a terrific meteorological thriller, set in the crucial days before D-Day, is written by – and stars – David Haig. It is a beautifully researched and immaculately pitched piece about the British meteorologist Dr Stagg who had to defy Eisenhower’s own met-man and tell the vulnerable expeditionary force first not to go on D-Day – and then, even more audaciously, to take a run at it in the eight-hour lull between storms the next day.

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: Lawrence After Arabia at Hampstead Theatre

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Howard Brenton’s new play directed by John Dove is now playing at the Hampstead Theatre. But is this play commissioned to mark the centenary of the start of the Arab revolt a critical success?  The Guardian: *** Michael Billington commented that: ” John Dove’s production is also a model of clarity and achieves the transitions from the […]

FARINELLI AND THE KING – West End

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At the age of 32, at the very height of a superstardom today reserved for the Hollywood A-list, the great 18th Century castrato Farinelli turned his back on the stage, never to return, to sing for only one man – Philippe V, the King of Spain. The King, suffering from a madness brought on by depression, could only find solace and sanity in Farinelli’s heavenly tones.