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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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A LIE OF THE MIND – Southwark Playhouse

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Despite being blown away by True West, something about Sam Shepard makes me a little wary. I liked rather than loved Fool For Love and ultimately steered clear of the recent Buried Child and it was with a little trepidation that I allowed myself to make my way into A Lie of the Mind, produced here at the Southwark Playhouse by the folks at Defibrillator Theatre.

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WINTER SOLSTICE – Orange Tree

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Roland Schimmelpfennig’s 2013 play Winter Solstice receives its British premiere at the Orange Tree in this Actors Touring Company production directed by Ramin Gray. And it is well worth the effort as though it may flirt with the experimental, it also cuts through to the elemental – as piercing an insight into the rise of the far right as we’ve seen on any stage.

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PRIVATE LIVES – Touring

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Pleasing on the eye and ear, this 1930s Noël Coward script is brought to life for 2016 by director Tom Attenborough and a cast of five. Telling the story of two newly married divorcees who find themselves honeymooning in conjoining suites, the play follows Elyot and Amanda as they differentiate between love and marriage and perception and reality – both with each other and their new partners.

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NEWS: Tom Chambers tours in Coward’s Private Lives before West End

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A major revival of Noël Coward’s hilarious masterpiece, Private Lives will embark on a prior to the West End UK tour starring stage and screen stars Tom Chambers (Top Hat, Strictly Come Dancing) as the loveable and charming Elyot and Laura Rogers (Tipping The Velvet, An Ideal Husband) as the unconventional and vivacious Amanda, alongside Charlotte Ritchie (Call The Midwife, One Night in November) as Sybil and Richard Teverson (Downton Abbey) as Victor.