AWARD-winning actor David Haig is set to bring his wartime thriller Pressure to the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham on Tuesday, March 6.

Written by and starring David Haig, Pressure is based on 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, Group Captain James Stagg (played by David 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.

David Haig is a five-time nominee and Olivier Award-winning actor best known for his roles in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral, TV series The Thin Blue Line and stage production of The Madness of King George III. He is also an award-winning playwright.

Malcolm Sinclair reprises his role as General Eisenhower and Laura Rogers will reprise the role of Kay Summersby.

The national UK Tour is produced by The Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Cambridge Arts Theatre, presenting The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Chichester Festival Theatre production. It is directed by Directed by John Dove.

  •  Pressure runs from March 6-10. Visit for tickets