Lyceum adds Dolls House to season

Dec 12 2012 | By More

Haig’s Pressure postponed to 2014

Pressure at the Royal LyceumBy Thom Dibdin

The Royal Lyceum has added the NTS’s new production of A Dolls House to its 2012/13 season, following the rescheduling of its planned production of new David Haig play, Pressure, to 2014.

A Dolls House will become the sixth co-production between the Lyceum and the NTS. Running 13 April to 4 May, Graham McLaren will direct the new Zinnie Harris version which premiered at the Donmar Warehouse in 2009. Lyceum season subscribers will get tickets as part of their existing package.

According to a statement from the Lyceum, the rescheduling of Pressure is: “to enable the theatre and its co-producing partner, Chichester Festival Theatre, to pursue ideal casting opportunities for the play.”

Pressure will now be staged in Spring 2014. The Annals understands that delaying the production means that casting opportunities could be available to the company that would not be available in 2013. The Lyceum is the lead co-producer of the show, which will transfer to Chichester after opening in Edinburgh.

It is an intense real-life thriller, centred around the weather forecast on which the date of the D-Day landings depended. Scottish meteorologist, Group Captain James Stagg, was sent to Southwick House, Portsmouth, to advise General Eisenhower on when to give the order to send thousands of waiting troops across the Channel in Operation Overlord.

It was the most volatile June weather experienced in the British Isles for over 100 years, and the future of Britain, Europe and our relationship with our greatest ally, the United States, rested on Stagg’s forecast.

Full details of ticketing arrangements and casting for A Dolls House have yet to be announced.

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