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Wyndham's Theatre

Multi-award winning actors Jonathan Pryce and Dame Eileen Atkins star in the UK premiere of Florian Zeller’s latest compelling play The Height of the Storm, playing a limited season at the West End’s Wyndham’s Theatre. A searing drama exploring love and family, the play follows a couple whose fifty-year marriage is pulled into question through a series of mysterious events.

Multi-award winning actors Jonathan Pryce and Dame Eileen Atkins lead the cast in a highly anticipated London premiere of Florian Zeller’s latest compelling play, The Height of the Storm. Playing a limited UK tour before arriving in the West End, the searing familial drama runs for a strictly limited season at Wyndham’s Theatre.

The Height of the Storm explores the vital themes of love, family bonds and the fragility of life, as we meet a dedicated couple who have been in love for fifty years. As André and Madeleine prepare for the arrival of their daughter that weekend, a series of unusual events pull into their marriage into question. Who is the mysterious bunch of flowers from? Who is the woman who has turned up? And why does André feel like he’s not even there?

Internationally acclaimed actor Jonathan Pryce stars, and is best-known for his extensive screen roles in Pirates of the Caribbean, Game of Thrones and Wolf Hall. A Tony and Olivier Award-winning actor, Pryce has starred in productions including Miss Saigon, Brazil, Evita, The Merchant of Venice, Glengarry Glen Ross and many more.

Three-time Olivier Award-winning actress Dame Eileen Atkins stars opposite, and is well-known for her BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning role in Cranford, and is currently appearing as Queen Mary in Netflix’s The Crown. Further stage and screen credits include Gosford Park, Retreat from Moscow and Three Tall Women.

Directed by Jonathan Kent, whose credits include the Olivier Award-winning Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre, Long Day’s Journey into Night and the Chekhov trilogy at Chichester Festival Theatre and the National Theatre, the production is penned by a leading contemporary playwright. Florian Zeller’s previous plays include The Truth and The Father at Wyndham’s Theatre and The Lie at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

A pertinent, heart-wrenching play about the breakability of love, life and family, The Height of the Storm embarks on a short UK tour, before arriving in the West End. The production plays at Wyndham’s Theatre for a strictly limited season, from 2 October to 1 December 2018, with an official opening on 9 October 2018.

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Performance dates:
01 Dec 2018 - 01 Dec 2018
Running time:
1 hour and 30 minutes.
Age recommendation:
Not suitable for children
Audience Notes:
Those who have enjoyed Florian Zeller’s previous West End works, including The Father and The Truth should see this beautifully compelling drama, which is a UK premiere that stars two legendary actors.

The Height of the Storm Reviews

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Wonderful performances from Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins - a real treat to see them. A play that kept you guessing throughout, and makes you want to see it again once you understand what you understand by the end. It won't be everyone's cup of te Read more

Performance date: 22 November 2018

A delicious set of sweeping proportions takes us into the French kitchen diner, very lived in and authentic for a thought-provoking play with themes of melancholy and futility. We booked for the chance to see Eileen Atkins and Jonathan Pryce and they Read more

Performance date: 28 November 2018

This show is very well acted, Jonathon Pryce in particular is excellent. It is very typical of the playwright Florian Zeller in that it jumps around in time and is just as confusing for the audience as the characters, although for some reason I found Read more

Performance date: 17 October 2018
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