If you’d never heard of the James Stagg before David Haig‘s latest play Pressure, don’t feel bad: neither had he. The writer/star discussed this and much more at the post-show Q&A chaired by Terri Paddock.
First seen in Edinburgh and Chichester in 2014, David Haig’s acclaimed Pressure finally arrives at London’s Park Theatre where it runs for a month or so before heading into the West End for a well-deserved transfer.
Pressure has plenty of drama and intensity to make for a brilliant production – but could use some editing to sharpen the ending up more and to keep its focus. But it is undeniably a fascinating and gripping play to watch unfold.
Originally produced in Edinburgh and Chichester in 2014, Pressure is worth the four-year wait for London audiences. If you miss it at the Park then it is moving to the West End in June 2018, including a performance on the 74th anniversary of D-Day.
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.
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