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Pressure archiveJune 1944. One man's decision is about to change the course of history. An intense real-life thriller centred around the most important weather forecast in the history of warfare. Scottish meteorologist, Group Captain James Stagg, is ordered to Southwick House, Portsmouth, to advise General Eisenhower on when to give the order to send thousands of waiting troops across the Channel in Operation Overlord. In what was the most volatile June in the British Isles for over 100 years, the future of Britain, Europe and our relationship with our greatest ally, the United States, rested on the shoulders of one reluctant Scotsman. This is the extraordinary and little known story of Stagg, one great Scot who changed the course of war and our lives forever. World Premiere. Age: Recommended for ages 12+

Cast/Performers

David Haig (Dr James Stagg), Malcolm Sinclair (General Eisenhower), Laura Rogers (Kay Summersby), Tim Beckmann (Colonel Irving P. Krick), Anthony Bowers (Lieutenant Battersby/Captain Johns), Alister Cameron (Air Chief Marshall Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory), Gilly Gilchrist (Commander Franklin/General 'Tooey' Spaatz), Scott Gilmour (Young Naval Rating), Robert Jack (Andrew), Michael Mackenzie (Electrician/Admirala Betram 'Bertie' Ramsay)

Creatives/Company

Author: David Haig
Corporate Sponsor(s): Pall Corporation (Chichester), Grant Thornton (Edinburgh)
Producer(s): Royal Lyceum Edinburgh, Chichester Festival Theatre
Director(s): John Dove, Lisa Makin (casting)
Design(s): Colin Richmond, Andrzej Goulding (video)
Lighting: Tim Mitchell
Music: Philip Pinsky
Sound: Philip Pinsky

Pressure

Pressure (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01445683541. Details of all Pressure archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S853499282

Archive Listings

31 May 14
to
28 Jun 14
Minerva Theatre
Chichester
West Sussex
30 Apr 14
to
24 May 14
Royal Lyceum Theatre
Edinburgh
Edinburgh

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