JONATHAN

PRYCE


EILEEN

ATKINS



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Directed by Jonathan Kent

Designed by Anthony Ward

Lighting by Hugh Vanstone

Sound by Paul Groothuis


By Florian Zeller

Translated by
Christopher Hampton

Directed by
Jonathan Kent

The Height of the Storm

André 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 André 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.



“Complex and subtle... a beautiful new play.”
Le Figaro

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



STARRING

Jonathan Pryce

Jonathan Pryce

as ANDRÉ

Jonathan Pryce is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning actor of stage and screen. His varied work includes lauded performances in film including Brazil, Tomorrow Never Dies, Evita and The Pirates of the Caribbean series, and on stage in Comedians for which he received a Tony Award and Miss Saigon in the West End and on Broadway. On television he most recently appeared in the BBC's Taboo alongside Tom Hardy, the award-winning adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and in HBO's hugely successful Game of Thrones.

Eileen Atkins

Dame Eileen Atkins

as MADELEINE

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.


WITH

Amanda Drew

as ANNE


Anna Madeley

as ELISE


James Hillier

as THE MAN



and Lucy Cohu

as THE WOMAN


Pamela Merrick

UNDERSTUDY
MADELEINE


Andrew McDonald

UNDERSTUDY
ANDRÉ


Harriet Benson

UNDERSTUDY
ANNE/ELISE/THE WOMAN


Dan Gaisford

UNDERSTUDY
THE MAN



BOOKING


1-8 September

RICHMOND THEATRE

Little Green
Richmond TW9 1QJ

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10-15 September

CAMBRIDGE ARTS THEATRE

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Cambridge CB2 3PJ

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18-29 September

THEATRE ROYAL BATH

Sawclose Bath
BA1 1ET

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Strictly Limited Season
2 October - 1 December


WYNDHAM'S THEATRE

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Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0DA