UKTW - 25 years online

Performance

VenueRoyal Lyceum Theatre
Other spaces: Garage Theatre
TownEdinburgh
CountyEdinburgh
From30th April 2014
To24th May 2014
WhenTue-Sat 19:45. Wed,Sat Mats 14:30
PricesFrom £12.00. To £27.50.
What is currently on at Royal Lyceum Theatre (V604)
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Pressure

T01445683541
June 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.
Author David Haig


Archive :: production:T01445683541, play:S853499282, venue:V604

Production details

World Premiere. Age: Recommended for ages 12+

Company

Corporate Sponsor Pall Corporation (Chichester)
Corporate Sponsor Grant Thornton (Edinburgh)
Producer Royal Lyceum Edinburgh
Producer Chichester Festival Theatre
Director John Dove
Design Colin Richmond
Lighting Tim Mitchell
Music Philip Pinsky
Sound Philip Pinsky
Design Andrzej Goulding (video)
Director Lisa Makin (casting)
Performer David Haig (Dr James Stagg)
Performer Malcolm Sinclair (General Eisenhower)
Performer Laura Rogers (Kay Summersby)
Performer Tim Beckmann (Colonel Irving P. Krick)
Performer Anthony Bowers (Lieutenant Battersby/Captain Johns)
Performer Alister Cameron (Air Chief Marshall Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory)
Performer Gilly Gilchrist (Commander Franklin/General 'Tooey' Spaatz)
Performer Scott Gilmour (Young Naval Rating)
Performer Robert Jack (Andrew)
Performer Michael Mackenzie (Electrician/Admirala Betram 'Bertie' Ramsay)

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