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D-DAY, June 5th 1944. 350,000 lives depend on the most important weather forecast of all time. Read more …

Pressure, the acclaimed play by David Haig, is the remarkable real-life tale of two warring Allied meteorologists tasked with predicting the weather conditions for the D Day landings. 72 hours prior to the D Day landings, Scottish meteorologist, born in Dalkeith, Group Captain James Stagg, advises General Eisenhower on the weather conditions likely to prevail when 350,000 troops are to be sent across the Channel in Operation Overlord. With Stagg predicting severe storms and Irving P. Krick - Hollywood’s meteorological movie consultant - predicting beautiful weather, the future of Britain, Europe and the United States rests on one single forecast.

The critical consensus

Pressure is beautifully crafted theatre of the most important weather forecast ever undertaken.

****(*)Imogen Rowe, Edinburgh Guide, 14/02/2018

The acting throughout is strong.

****(*)Tom Ralphs, The Reviews Hub, 14/02/2018

With little chance of dreary evenings, Pressure offers a calm night with a few sunny performances scattered here and there.

****(*)Dominic Corr, The Wee Review, 14/02/2018

A completely gripping theatre experience.

****(*)Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, 17/02/2018

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Where and when?

King's Theatre, Edinburgh from Tuesday February 13, 2018, until Saturday February 17, 2018. More info:

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