The Height of the Storm at Wyndham's Theatre tickets
The Height of the Storm at Wyndham's Theatre tickets

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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.

Recommended for

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.

Age Recommendations: Not suitable for children

Dates and times

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes (without an interval)
Opened: 02 Oct 2018
Press night: 09 Oct 2018
Booking from: 01 Dec 2018
Booking until: 01 Dec 2018

Location and map

Wyndham's Theatre
Charing Cross Rd
London, WC2H 0DA

98 Reviews Add review

The play is 80 minutes, straight through - started unusually late, probably because of all the photo-taking for press night! A translation... More

u2fancat 5'6'', 74 reviews, 1 helpful vote

A delicious set of sweeping proportions takes us into the French kitchen diner, very lived in and authentic for a thought-provoking... More

shirleyjones 5' 2'', 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The acting was superb. We expected great things from such accomplished actors as Pryce and Atkins and they delivered everything we'd... More

johnt4 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Wonderful performances from Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins - a real treat to see them. A play that kept you guessing throughout,... More

jenniepollock 4'11, 33 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Excellent performances by both Dame Eileen Atkins and Jonathan Pryce. We were deeply moved by both performances though all agreed we... More

joc78 5"4, 365 reviews, 5 helpful votes

This show is very well acted, Jonathon Pryce in particular is excellent. It is very typical of the playwright Florian Zeller in that... More

emilydiver 5"0, 261 reviews, 16 helpful votes

Astonishing performances from all, especially Jonathan Pryce who gave a heartbreaking performance. Lucky to have caught it on its final... More

gdeacon95 6'1, 94 reviews, 7 helpful votes

Well acted, especially by Jonathon Pryce and Eileen Atkins. Very poignant moments and often quite confusing, giving rise to considerable... More

alisonb 5'8", 28 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Excellent! Second time I’ve seen it - trying to sort out the mystery. After the performance we had an interesting conversation with... More

margarets 1 review, 0 helpful votes