Pressure rehearsal images

Pressure rehearsal images

24 January 2018

'It’s a climate of surprises...of twists and turns... you have to sense the rise and fall on the barometer before the arrow even moves.' Take a look inside the Pressure rehearsal room. Photos by Robert Day

David Haig as Group Captain James Stagg, gesturing to the white background behind him which will show various weather charts during the production"This is Northern Europe sir. Look at the chart: one, two, three, four, five storms which could, at any moment, erupt into terrible violence over the British Isles."
David Haig as British Meteorologist Group Captain James Stagg, gesturing to the white background behind him which will show various weather charts during the production Malcolm Sinclair and David Haig as General Eisenhower and Group Captain James Stagg. Eisenhower talks to Stagg "You listen to me soldier. Your Met Office tells me you’re a genius, you’re tearing up the rule books. I don’t care how you do it, but I’m relying on you and Colonel Krick to tell me if the weather’s gonna be good on Monday. 
General Eisenhower (played by Malcolm Sinclair) gets tough with Group Captain James Stagg (David Haig).

Laura Rogers plays Kay Summersby "Ive brought the “little blue book”. If we lost this, the Allies would probably lose the war! Your first meeting will be at 1500 hours."
Laura Rogers plays Kay Summersby, chauffeur and personal secretary to General Eisenhower. William Mannering plays Lieutenant Battersby and Captain Johns.

General Eisenhower (Malcolm Sinclair) leads the meeting with Captain Johns (William Mannering), Air Chief Marshal Leigh-Mallory (Alister Cameron), Admiral Ramsay (Michael Mackenzie), James Stagg (David Haig) and General Spaatz (Mark Jax)

"Even if I support your view Dr. Stagg, I may still give the order to go. We’ve received information that the head of our code breaking bureau in France has been captured by the Germans. We have no idea how much he has given away under Gestapo interrogation. If he cracks, years of planning and deception go up in smoke"
General Eisenhower (Malcolm Sinclair) leads the meeting with Captain Johns (William Mannering), Air Chief Marshal Leigh-Mallory (Alister Cameron), Admiral Ramsay (Michael Mackenzie), James Stagg (David Haig) and General Spaatz (Mark Jax)

General Eisenhower (Malcolm Sinclair) sits at his desk contemplating his next decision"We need a full moon, and dry beaches at low tide for half an hour after touch down. Those conditions only exist on the 5th. I can’t bring D-Day forward, I can’t delay it, and Stagg tells me we should expect force 7 gales on Monday. We’re trapped. "

General Eisenhower (Malcolm Sinclair) contemplates the conflicting advice of British Meteorologist James Stagg and American Weatherman Irving Krick 

Pressure opens at Cambridge Arts Theatre, where it plays from 1 to 10 February 2018. It then tours to Edinburgh, Newcastle, Guildford, Cheltenham, Bath and Richmond. 


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