Pressure (2020)

May 9th to 16th 2020

Written by David Haig

Directed by Bill Butler

An intense real-life thriller centred around the most important weather forecast in the history of warfare. It is 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. The decision made here 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.


Audition: Sun 1st December 19:30-21:00 - In the Auditorium and Bar - The auditions will involve some group work and some individual pieces that will be provided on the night.

Further auditions for recalls or by appointment with the director: Sunday 8th December 19:00 to 21:00 - In the Auditorium and Bar


The cast and playing ages are: 


Dr James Stagg (40s)

Young naval rating M/F (20s)

Lieutenant Battersby/Captain Jones (40s)

Commander Franklin/General 'Tooey' Spaatz (50s)

Andrew (20s)

Electrician/Admiral Betram 'Bertie' Ramsey (60s)

Kay Summersby (30s)

General Dwight D 'Ike' Eisenhower (50s)

Colonel Irving P Crick (30s)

Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory (50s)




For more information, please contact the director Bill Butler by emailing