The Height of the Storm
Wyndham's Theatre, London
'A play that takes us to the edge of what it is to love'
'Pryce has never been better. A stunning performance.'
'Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins excel'
'An 80-minute show that packs in more human life than many shows manage in three hours'
'Pryce and Atkins are magnetic'
'It puzzles the brain while touching the heart'
'Penetrates the memory long after one has left the theatre'
'Beautifully elusive. Deeply moving'
'No dry eyes in nerve-jangling study of ageing'
AndrÚ 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 AndrÚ 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, 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 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.
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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BOOKING PERIOD: 2nd October 2018 - 1st December 2018
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Monday - Saturday: 7:45pm, Wednesday & Saturday: 2.30pm. PLEASE NOTE: Latecomers will not be admitted.
For evening performances a theatre bar will be open from 6.15pm and the auditorium will open at 7.15pm. For matinee performances a bar will open at 1.45pm and the auditorium will open at 2.00pm.
RUNNING TIME: 90 minutes with no interval.
AGE RESTRICTION: As an advisory to adults who might bring young people. All persons aged under 16 must be accompanied and sat next to the accompanying adult. They may not sit on their own within the auditorium. If children do have separate seats you could be refused entry. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
ACCESS PERFORMANCE :
Audio described performance: Thursday 1st November 2018: 7.45pm
VENUE: Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0DA