Pressure
by David Haig
29th March - 4th April 2021
~ Directed by Jan Palmer Sayer ~
Online production

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An intense real-life thriller centred around the most important weather forecast in the history of warfare.

June, 1944. One man’s decision is about to change the course of history. Everything is in place for the biggest invasion ever known in Europe - D-Day. One last crucial question remains: will the weather be right on the day? Problematically there are two opposing forecasts. American celebrity weatherman Colonel Krick predicts sunshine, while Scot Dr James Stagg, Chief Meteorological Officer for the Allied Forces, forecasts a storm. As the world watches and waits, General Eisenhower, Allied Supreme Commander, must decide which of these bitter antagonists to trust. The decision will not only seal the fates of thousands of men but could win or lose the entire war. An extraordinary and little-known true story, David Haig's play thrillingly explores the responsibilities of leadership, the challenges of prophecy and the personal toll of taking a stand.

To maximise your enjoyment of watching this LIVE play over Zoom, we are performing Act one and Act two separately. You can choose in advance when you watch, just remember to book TWO tickets – one for each act!

Monday 29th March 8pm Act ONE
Tuesday 30th March 8pm Act TWO
Wednesday 31st March 8pm Act ONE
Thursday 1st April 8pm Act TWO
Friday 2nd April 8pm Act ONE
Saturday 3rd April 8pm Act TWO
Sunday 4th April 5pm Act ONE
Sunday 4th April 7pm Act TWO

PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL BE SENT JOINING INSTRUCTIONS AND THE ZOOM CODE AND PASSWORD WITH YOUR BOOKING CONFIRMATION.

Cast
Ian HoughtonGroup Captain Dr James Stagg
Hannah LeonardKay Summersby
Amy VinceFlight-Lieutenant Amy Carter
Paul MortonCommander Franklin
Hazel HallidayLieutenant Davina Battersby
Paul MortonNaval Meteorologist
Paul RussellElectrician
Christopher WallaceAir Chief Marshall Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory
Chris JanesGeneral D 'Ike' Eisenhower
Des TurnerColonel Irving P Krick
Paul MortonGeneral 'Tooey' Spaatz
Hazel HallidayCaptain Johns
Paul RussellAdmiral Sir Bertram Ramsey
Crew
Derek PalmerStage Manager
Ken AllfordLighting
Loretta FreemanWardrobe
Brenda OnyonProps
Ken AllfordImages
Laura IlincaImages
Laura IlincaPublicity
Brenda OnyonAssistant Stage Manager
Theo BerkhoutSound
Gavin PalmerMusic
Mike DaySet Construction
Andy PierceTechnical Facilitator