The Crescent Theatre Company presents
19 - 25 Oct in the Studio
Anticipated running time: 2 hours, 35 minutes
Please note this is an estimated running time and may be subject to change
There will be an After Dark discussion following the 19:45 performance on Thu, 24th Oct. Free to ticket holders.
This production contains Smoking .
‘... fifty, sixty thousand men would drown ... the airborne won’t know where to land, bombers won’t see their targets, civilians will be killed. The weather has got to be good ... ‘ (IKE)
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‘... fifty, sixty thousand men would drown ... the airborne won’t know where to land, bombers won’t see their targets, civilians will be killed. The weather has got to be good ... ‘
Posted by The Crescent Theatre on Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Supreme Allied Headquarters, Portsmouth, June 1944. Eisenhower is about to make the decision to launch Operation Overlord. The consequences of unfavourable weather conditions for the D-Day landings are unimaginable. The responsibility for an accurate forecast falls on meteorologist James Stagg.
Tension builds inexorably throughout the play, as Haig explores the pressures on Eisenhower and Stagg – both also dealing with their own personal issues – as Stagg engages in a battle of wills with his American Second-in-command. A moving, fact-based drama about one of the great unsung heroes of the 20th Century.
"Pressure is a play that the Ron Barber studio was designed to stage – it is an evening’s theatre to be savoured – an all round triumph and destined to become legendary." Euan Rose, The Bromsgrove Standard
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"...a solid production of a play that sheds light on an esoteric yet crucial part of the war effort" William Stafford, Bumonaseat
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Senior (60+): £11.00
Child (U16): £11.00
Discount Matinee*: £8.00 for all tickets
Sunday, 20th October
Student Ticket Offer*: £5.00
Tuesday & Wednesday performances, available in person from Box Office counter. Please present current valid Student ID at time of purchase
Family Studio Ticket Offer*: £36.00
2 Adults & 2 Children
School & Group Offers available, please contact Box Office for details: 0121 643 5858
*Please select your desired tickets and add to the basket, the discount will be applied automatically at checkout.
Production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books
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