Wimborne Drama Productions


Written by David Haig
Directed by Richard Neal

An intense real-life thriller centred around the most important weather forecast in the history of warfare.

June 1944. One man’s decision is about to change the course of history. Everything is in place for the biggest invasion ever known in Europe – D-Day.

One last crucial question remains: will the weather be right on the day?

Problematically, there are two opposing forecasts. American celebrity weatherman Colonel Krick predicts sunshine, while Scot Dr James Stagg, Chief Meteorological Officer for the Allied Forces, forecasts a storm. As the world watches and waits, General Eisenhower, Allied Supreme Commander, must decide which of these bitter antagonists to trust. The decision will not only seal the fates of thousands of men, but could win or lose the entire war.

An extraordinary and little-known true story, David Haig’s play thrillingly explores the responsibilities of leadership, the challenges of prophecy and the personal toll of taking a stand.

This amateur production of Pressure is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

“Funny, tense and deeply affecting” Daily Telegraph

Pressure will be performed at the Tivoli Theatre from 18 – 20 May, with evening performances at 7.30pm (tickets £16) and a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm (tickets £14). Book via the Tivoli Box Office on 01202 885566 or online (booking fees may apply).