'The play has been profoundly fulfilling to write and perform,' he says. 'It's about one of the great unsung heroes of the 20th century and I'm so proud that his story will now be available to a West End audience.'
Haig plays Group Captain James Stagg, a Scottish meteorologist who is encharged with advising Dwight D. Eisenhower about the weather conditions approaching the D-Day landings. Stagg fears that the prospect of severe storms will make it impossible for the 350,000 soldiers to safely land, so the pressure is on him to convince Eisenhower to heed the forecast and limit the number of tragedies.
Set over a 72-hour period, the play captures the intensity, humour and high stakes of war with vigour.
|What||Pressure, Ambassadors Theatre|
|Where||Ambassadors Theatre , West Street, London, WC2H 9ND | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Covent Garden (underground)|
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