Pressure at Ambassadors Theatre tickets
Pressure at Ambassadors Theatre tickets

Pressure tickets from £17.75

Tickets from £17.75


Olivier Award-winning actor and playwright David Haig brings his successful Second World War thriller Pressure to the West End. After a successful run at the Park Theatre, the production marks the 74th anniversary of the D-Day landings and follows the remarkable, true story of the Allied meteorologists responsible for predicting the conditions.

Three days before the D-Day landings, General Eisenhower consults two meteorologists on the weather conditions at Normandy. Group Captain James Stagg predicts terrible storms, whilst Hollywood’s media consultant Irving P. Krick says there will be glorious sunshine and calm seas. With the future of the world hinging on this single forecast, the General must get it right.

Pressure originally premiered at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh in 2014, then went to Chichester Festival Theatre before embarking on a national tour. After a limited run at Finsbury Park’s Park Theatre, the show receives a transfer to the West End’s newly rebranded Ambassadors Theatre for a limited run.

David Haig has both written the play and stars as Group Captain James Stagg. Haig is best-known for his work in film and television, with credits including Four Weddings and a Funeral and Doctor Who. As a playwright, he has written My Boy Jack and The Good Samaritan, both of which premiered at Hampstead Theatre. Further casting includes Malcolm Sinclair as General Eisenhower and Laura Rogers as Kay Summersby.

John Dove (Farinelli and the King, Two-Way Mirror) directs, with creatives including designer Colin Richmond, lighting designer Tim Mitchell, sound designer Philip Pinsky and video designer Andrzej Goulding. The production is produced by Jonathan Church Productions, Jenny King and Oliver Mackwood Ltd.

This tense, thrilling play documents one of the civilised world’s most crucial moments and has received critical acclaim since its opening in 2014. Though there are numerous World War II plays out there, this one has proved it has real staying power. Pressure plays at the Ambassadors Theatre from 6 June to 1 September 2018.

Recommended for

History buffs, those interested in WWII thrillers and audiences who want a dash of something more serious over the summer will love this new play.

Age Recommendations: Not suitable for children

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including an interval)
Opening: 07 Jun 2018
Booking from: 07 Jun 2018
Booking until: 01 Sep 2018

Next available performances

Wednesday 06 Jun 2018--7:30pm
Thursday 07 Jun 2018--7:30pm
Friday 08 Jun 2018--7:30pm
Saturday 09 Jun 20183:00pm7:30pm
Monday 11 Jun 2018--7:30pm
Tuesday 12 Jun 2018--7:30pm
Wednesday 13 Jun 2018--7:30pm

Location and map

Ambassadors Theatre
West Street
London, WC2H 9ND

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