Main House Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins

The Height of the Storm

★★★★★“From top to bottom it is a gem” StageTalk Magazine
  • 18 - 29 September
  • Immediately Prior to West End

Event Information

Week 1: Tuesday - Wednesday 7.30pm Thursday - Saturday 8pm Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm
Week 2: Monday - Wednesday 7.30pm Thursday - Saturday 8pm Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Running time: 90 minutes, no interval

Two of the greatest British actors of their generation appear on stage together for the very first time. This UK premiere production, playing Bath immediately prior to the West End, is a searing exploration of love, compassion and the fragility of life.

The Height of the Storm is a beautifully compelling family drama by Florian Zeller, “the most exciting playwright of our time” (Guardian). His Olivier award-winning play The Father, produced by Theatre Royal Bath Productions, opened in Bath before becoming one of the outstanding West End and Broadway hits of recent years.


“Beautifully acted and cleverly written … It’s absolutely a must-see production” Western Daily Press

Mon– Fri eves and Sat mat: £32.00 £36.50 £38.50 £42.50 £44.50
Sat eve: £35.50 £38.50 £40.50 £43.50 £46.50
Wed mat: £28.00 £32.00 £34.00 £38.00 £40.00

A booking fee of £1.50 per ticket applies

by Florian Zeller
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Jonathan Kent

Cast – Jonathan Pryce, Eileen Atkins, Amanda Drew, Anna Madeley, James Hillier and Lucy Cohu.

Dame Eileen Atkins is a three-time Olivier award-winning actress. She is known for her BAFTA and Emmy award-winning performance in Cranford, as well as roles in films including Gosford Park, The Hours and Robin Hood. Her many stage appearances include Honour, Retreat from Moscow and Ellen Terry. She recently starred in Netflix’s The Crown as Queen Mary.

Jonathan Pryce is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning actor of stage and screen. His varied work includes lauded performances in films including Brazil, Glengarry Glen Ross, Carrington and Evita and on stage in a landmark international tour of The Merchant of Venice, Comedians for which he received a Tony Award, Miss Saigon on both sides of the Atlantic and an acclaimed production of The Caretaker. He most recently appeared as the High Sparrow in the hugely successful Game of Thrones.

A former Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre, Jonathan Kent’s numerous distinguished productions include Phèdre; Hamlet; King Lear; Coriolanus / Richard II; Naked and Medea. He has worked extensively in the West End, on Broadway and at the National Theatre.


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.

Standard discounts – apply Monday -Thursday evenings and Saturday matinee. £1 off for U16s, students, Seniors (60+), JSA claimants. Only one discount may be claimed per ticket. Please see the ACCESS page for details regarding our Access Register and associated discounts.

Group discounts – 10+ £1 off per ticket; 20+ save 20% on each ticket.

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