Main House David Haig, Malcolm Sinclair and Laura Rogers


★★★★★ "I cannot recommend Pressure highly enough" Daily Telegraph
Rated 5 stars
  • 12 - 17 March

Event Information

Monday - Wednesday 7.30pm
Thursday - Saturday 8pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Running Time: Approx. 2h25m incl. interval
Lunch & Listen - Wednesday matinee
Post Show Discussion - Thursday evening.

★★★★★ “David Haig’s acting, like his writing, is sharply textured, passionately delivered and powerfully structured … gripping stage drama, impressive, inspired” Bristol Post

“Perfectly paced … David Haig is subtly captivating … Eisenhower,  brilliantly captured  by Malcolm Sinclair” The Bath Magazine

“A formidable piece of theatre … a seriously good play” Western Daily Press

Pressure is the remarkable true story of the most important weather forecast in the history of warfare. Seventy two hours prior to 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 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 forecast.

David Haig playing Group Captain Stagg, is a five time nominee and Olivier Award-winning actor, best known for  Four Weddings and a FuneralThe Thin Blue Line and his outstanding performances in Bath in The Madness of George IIIKing Lear and Racing Demon. His award-winning play My Boy Jack was made into a TV drama in 2007.

General Eisenhower is played by Malcolm Sinclair, winner of the Clarence Derwent Award for House/Garden at the National Theatre and nominated for an Olivier Award for Privates on ParadeLaura Rogers, who has worked extensively at Shakespeare’s Globe and whose West End credits include The 39 Steps and Bad Girls The Musical, is Kay SUmmersby, the English model who became Eisenhower’s driver.

Mon– Fri evenings and Sat matinee: £21 / £26.50 / £28.50 / £31.50 / £33.50

Sat evening: £23.50 / £27.50 / £29.50 / £32.50 / £35.50#

Wed matinee: £19.50 / £25 / £27 / £31 / £32

A booking fee of £1.25 per ticket applies

Monday – Wednesday 7.30pm
Thursday – Saturday 8pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Lunch & Listen – Wednesday matinee
Post Show Discussion – Thursday evening.

Written by and starring David Haig

Directed by John Dove

Cast includes Philip Cairns, Alister Cameron, David Haig, Robert Heard, Mark Jax, Michael Mackenzie, William Mannering, Laura Rogers, Bert Seymour and Malcolm Sinclair.

Set and Costume by Colin Richmond

Lighting Design by Tim Mitchell

Composer and Sound Design by Philip Pinsky

Box Office is open from 10am – 8pm Monday – Saturday.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

All tickets for Main House productions include a £2 building levy.

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

Full booking terms & conditions can be found here