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Robert Day © Laura Rogers and Daivd Haig
Robert Day © Laura Rogers and Daivd Haig

Pressure – David Haig shines in D-Day inspired play

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By Sandip Kana

Pressure, David Haig’s wartime drama about Second World War weathermen, has now hit the West End and looks set to succeed.  After all, if there are two things the British love, it’s complaining about the weather and reliving our most memorable battles.

The splendidly written and skilfully acted play centres on the period leading up to the D-Day landings and the pivotal role played by weathermen in calculating the optimal date to launch the largest seaborne invasion in history.

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Category: Theatre
Daniel Betts and Kelly Hotten
Daniel Betts and Kelly Hotten

Dial M for Murder @ Richmond Theatre

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You may think that taking on a legendary film maker and a major if not quite a landmark moment in cinema would make any theatre director wary. Not Lisa Bailey. Though what we’re left with is a shadow of the movie. Remarkable, when the play is billed with the Hitchcock suffix and this is not the film version as adapted by its playwright Frederick Knott. Nothing to do with Hitchcock, though we can see why he was so drawn.

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Category: Culture