David Haig’s play Second World War play Pressure will embark on a UK tour on February 1, 2018, before transferring to London’s Park Theatre in March.
Pressure is based on the real-life tale of two warring Allied meteorologists tasked with predicting the weather conditions for the D-Day landings in 1944.
Three days before the D Day landings, Scottish meteorologist, 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 US rests on one single forecast.
Pressure was originally commissioned by The Lyceum in Edinburgh as a co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre. The production premiered at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh in 2014, followed by a run at Chichester Festival Theatre.
David Haig reprises his role as Group Captain James Stagg, alongside returning players Malcolm Sinclair and Laura Rogers, directed by John Dove.
The tour will open at Cambridge Arts Theatre on February 1, 2018.