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NEWS: Rob Houchen & Celinde Schoenmaker join the cast of The Light in the Piazza London premiere at the South Bank

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Joining Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron in the London debut of the acclaimed Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza at London’s Royal Festival Hall will be Rob Houchen, Celinde Schoenmaker, Liam Tamne, Malcolm Sinclair and Olivier-nominated international soprano Marie McLaughlin.

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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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THIS HOUSE – West End

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This House has taken on a life of its own since its first appearance at the National Theatre in 2012 in the Cottesloe Theatre. Transferred to the Olivier, then revived this year at Chichester, it now sits grandly in the West End, complete with on-stage seating, rock band, glowered over by the face of Big Ben.

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THIS HOUSE – West End

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“One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don’t go into government.” Those are the words of Donald Trump and, frankly, there will be a lot of people agreeing with him especially after his recent victory in the US. It hasn’t always been this way, though.

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NEWS: Show Boat posts early closing notices after five-star reviews, 27 Aug

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The limited season of Daniel Evans’ five-star Sheffield Crucible production of Show Boat will now play its final West End performance on 27 August 2016. Show Boat began West End previews at the New London Theatre on 9 April 2016, with opening night on 25 April 2016 after which Evans’ production was the recipient of a second set of five-star reviews. It had initially been booking until 7 January 2017.

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SHOW BOAT – West End

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From the beginning, what makes this musical so perfect is the way in which it manages to balance between the seriousness and heart-wrenching moments such as when Julie and Steve are forced to leave the show boat due to some ‘questionable’ parentage with some genuinely uplifting and entertaining moments – usually involving Queenie and Joe.