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.
Recommended forThose 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.
Age Recommendations: Not suitable for children