Multi award-winning star of screen and stage Jonathan Pryce and three-time Olivier award-winning 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 Height of the Storm will open at Richmond Theatre in September and play Cambridge Arts Theatre and Bath Theatre Royal, before transferring to London, opening at Wyndham’s Theatre in October.
André and Madeleine have been in love for over 50 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 compelling family drama, starring two of the greatest actors of their generation on stage together for the first time.
This major new play is a searing exploration of love, family and the fragility of life.
Jonathan Pryce is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning actor on stage and screen.
His diverse film work includes lauded performances in Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, James Foley’s Glengarry Glen Ross, Carrington (Best Actor award at both Cannes Film Festival and Evening Standard Awards) and Evita.
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.
Dame Eileen Atkins is a three-time Olivier award-winning actress, and four-time Tony Award nominee.
She is known for her BAFTA and Emmy award-winning performance in Cranford and major roles in Upstairs Downstairs and Doc Martin. Film roles include Gosford Park, The Hours and Paddington 2.
Atkins’ many stage appearances in the West End include Honour, Ellen Terry, Three Tall Women and The Female of the Species. She can be seen most recently as Queen Mary in Netflix’s The Crown.
The Height Of The Storm runs at Wyndham’s Theatre from October 2 – December 1.
TOUR – LISTINGS INFORMATION
RICHMOND THEATRE, September 1 – 8
CAMBRIDGE ARTS THEATRE, September 1- 15
BATH THEATRE ROYAL, September 17 – 29.