Pressure

Tue 13 to Sat 17 February | King's Theatre

Evenings 7.30pm I Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm

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We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to the Festival and King's Theatres.

★★★★★

Evening Standard, The Observer, The Telegraph, Edinburgh Evening News

D-DAY, June 5th 1944. 350,000 lives depend on the most important weather forecast of all time. Pressure, the acclaimed play by David Haig, is the remarkable real-life tale of two warring Allied meteorologists tasked with predicting the weather conditions for the D Day landings. 72 hours prior to the D Day landings, Scottish meteorologist, born in Dalkeith, Group Captain James Stagg, advises General Eisenhower on the weather conditions likely to prevail when 350,000 troops are to be sent across the Channel in Operation Overlord. With Stagg predicting severe storms and Irving P. Krick - Hollywood’s meteorological movie consultant - predicting beautiful weather, the future of Britain, Europe and the United States rests on one single forecast.

 
David Haig is a five-time nominee and Olivier Award winning actor best known for his roles in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral, TV series The Thin Blue Line and stage production of The Madness of King George III (Tour and West End). He is also an award-winning playwright. He wrote and starred alongside Daniel Radcliffe in My Boy Jack – which was made into a TV drama for ITV in 2007. 

David Haig’s critically acclaimed new play was commissioned by the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh and played to packed houses in both Edinburgh and Chichester Festival Theatre in 2014.

REVIEWS

"...A grippingly pacey adventure yarn..." The Herald

"...You won't see anything to surpass Pressure in Scottish theatre this year..." The Scotsman

 * Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund.  An 80p handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.

We are grateful to Rowan Glen and the Arts & Business Culture & Business Fund for Scotland for supporting this performance.

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Friends 2 for 1 on Opening Night or 20% off all performances

Groups (8+) £4 off (stalls and dress)

Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat)

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