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Pressure – Ambassadors Theatre, London

Writer: David Haig Director: John Dove Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The 1944 Normandy landings proved to be a turning point in World War II. D Day has become so renowned that it would seem a drama about the prospect of Operation Overlord happening at all should have little, to no, suspense. And to a certain extent that is true in David ...

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Pressure – Park Theatre, London

Writer: David Haig Director: John Dove Reviewer: Maryam Philpott In the same week that the Royal Air Force celebrates the 100thanniversary of its establishment as an independent service, uniting the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service, David Haig presents his new play about the unusual role of RAF personnel in the run-up to D-Day at the Park ...

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Pressure – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: David Haig Director: John Dove Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs ‘How could the weather ever be boring?’ is the question Dr James Stagg asks at the end of this play. While the answer could be ‘if someone talks about it for more than two hours’, thankfully that is not the case with Pressure. It, of course helps, that the weather forecast the ...

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This House – Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Writer: James Graham Director: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer: Bill Avenell The Minerva theatre at Chichester is an intimate space and, in the National Theatre’s production of This House, it is intimacy that is the real key to an excellent evening’s entertainment. The recreation by James Graham of the hectic, and often dysfunctional, period in the House of Commons in the lead ...

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Pressure – Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Writer: David Haig Director: John Dove Reviewer: Bill Avenell There can not be many occasions when a packed theatre audience is on the edge of its seat and then bursts into a rousing round of applause at three actors reading out meteorological data received over the telephone. But that is exactly what happens at David Haig's Pressure in the Minerva ...

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Pressure – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: David Haig Director: John Dove Reviewer: Edie Ranvier You may know David Haig as the Olivier-award winning star of the original Our Country’s Good or as Bernard, the one whose wedding Rowan Atkinson screws up in Four Weddings and a Funeral (yes, it had to be said!).But he’s also an occasional playwright. Pressure, which opens this month at the ...

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NEWS: World premier of new David Haig play at the Royal Lyceum

The Royal Lyceum in Edinburgh is to present the world première of Pressure, a new play by David Haig. An intense real-life thriller centred on the most important weather forecast in the history of warfare. Scottish meteorologist, Group Captain James Stagg (played by David Haig), son of a Dalkeith plumber, must advise General Eisenhower on when to give the order ...

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NEWS: Chichester announce the 2014 Festival programme

Festival 2014 is a landmark season for Chichester. It heralds the transformation of the newly refurbished Festival Theatre, which reopens this summer following a £22 million redevelopment. The major improvements to the Grade II* listed building will greatly enhance the experience of audiences, actors and creative teams visiting the Festival Theatre. With a transformed auditorium, increased seating capacity of 1,300, ...

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