David Haig to star in true wartime thriller

Sheila Connor

David Haig will tour in his own play Pressure, about two competing Allied meteorologists tasked with predicting the weather for the D Day Landings, before transferring to London's Park Theatre.

72 hours before the D Day landings, a Scottish meteorologist, Group Captain James Stagg, advises General Eisenhower on the weather conditions when 350,000 troops are to be sent across the Channel in Operation Overlord predicting severe storms. However, Irving P Krick, Hollywood's meteorological movie consultant, is predicting beautiful weather.

Pressure premièred at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh in 2014 followed by a run at Chichester Festival Theatre.

David Haig reprises his role as Group Captain James Stagg alongside Malcolm Sinclair as General Eisenhower and Laura Rogers as Kay Summersby. The production is directed by John Dove.

The tour will open at Cambridge Arts Theatre on 1 February 2018.