D-Day, June 5th, 1944 and 350,000 lives depend on a weather forecast. Pressure is the true story of the most important weather forecast of all time!
Based on the remarkable real-life tale of two warring Allied meteorologists tasked with predicting the weather conditions for the D Day landings, David Haig’s acclaimed play Pressure is coming to The Everyman from Tues 6th– Sat 10th March.
72 hours prior to the D Day landings, Scottish meteorologist, Group Captain James Stagg (played by Haig), 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.
6th– 10th March, The Everyman Theatre