The Height of the Storm
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Andre and Madeleine have been in love for over fifty years. This weekend, as their daughters visit, something feels unusual. A bunch of flowers arrives, but who sent them? A woman from the past turns up, but who is she? And why does Andre feel like he isn't there at all?

The Height of the Storm is a beautifully compelling family drama by Florian Zeller, "the most exciting playwright of our time" (The Guardian). Starring two of the greatest actors of their generation on stage together for the first time, this major new play from the writer of Olivier Award-Winning The Father is a searing exploration of love, family and the fragility of life.

Jonathan Pryce is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning actor of stage and screen. His varied work includes lauded performances in film including Brazil, Glengarry Glen Ross, Carrington and Evita and on stage in a landmark international tour of The Merchant of Venice, Comedians for which he received a Tony Award and Miss Saigon in the West End and on Broadway. He most recently appeared as the High Sparrow in the hugely successful Game of Thrones.

Dame Eileen Atkins is a three-time Olivier award-winning actress. She is known for her BAFTA and Emmy award-winning performance in Cranford, as well as roles in film including Gosford Park, The Hours and Robin Hood. Her many stage appearances include Honour, Retreat from Moscow and Ellen Terry. She can be seen most recently as Queen Mary in Netflix's The Crown.

"Complex and subtle... a beautiful new play." Le Figaro

"Highly sensitive and compassionate... Zeller reminds us that life is beautiful." Le Parisien


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JONATHAN PRYCE AND EILEEN ATKINS TO STAR IN UK PREMIERE OF THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM (12 FEBRUARY 2018)

Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins will star in The Height of the Storm, a new play by Florian Zeller, the internationally acclaimed writer of The Father. Directed by Jonathan Kent, the play will open at Richmond Theatre on 1 September and play Cambridge Arts Theatre and Bath Theatre Royal, before transferring to London, opening at Wyndham's Theatre on 2 October.

Jonathan Pryce is an award-winning actor on stage and screen. His extensive theatre work includes Comedians in London and on Broadway, for which he won a Tony Award; the Royal Court production of Hamlet, for which he received an Olivier Award; and Miss Saigon in which he starred on both sides of the Atlantic, winning further Olivier and Tony awards. His recent work includes Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, The Man Who Invented Christmas and The Wife opposite Glenn Close. He is currently filming upcoming Netflix feature The Pope alongside Anthony Hopkins, directed by Fernando Meirelles.

Eileen Atkins is a three-time Olivier award-winning actress, and four-time Tony Award nominee. Atkins' many stage appearances in the West End include Honour, Ellen Terry, Three Tall Women and The Female of the Species. She has also played starring roles on Broadway in Retreat from Moscow with John Lithgow, and All that Fall with Michael Gambon, Indiscretions with Jude Law, The Killing of Sister George and Vivat! Vivat! Regina!. She has been seen most recently as Queen Mary in Netflix's The Crown.

This major new play from the writer of Olivier Award-winning The Father (translated by Christopher Hampton) brings together Pryce and Atkins on stage for the first time.







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Type of production: Play

Opened: 01 October 2018

Booking until: 02 October 2018

Running time: TBC

Prices: £17.00 - £175.00

Author / playwright: Floian Zeller

Director: Jonathan Kent

Cast: Jonathan Pryce , Dame Eileen Atkins
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