Compelling family drama - The Height of the Storm - comes to Cambridge

The Height of the Storm

The Height of the Storm - Credit: Archant

Internationally acclaimed actors Jonathan Pryce and Dame Eileen Atkins star in Florian Zeller’s major new play The Height of the Storm at the Cambridge Arts Theatre.

This compelling family drama runs from September 10-15 prior to its West End transfer.

André and Madeleine have been in love for more than 50 years. During a weekend when their two their daughters visit, something feels unusual. A bunch of flowers arrives, but who sent them? Then a woman from the past turns up, but who is she? And why does André feel like he isn’t there at all?

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.

Florian Zeller is a French novelist and playwright, who has been dubbed as ‘the most exciting playwright of our time. Zeller wrote the Olivier Award-winning play The Father,which toured in 2015 starring Kenneth Cranham and Claire Skinner.

Tickets are priced from £25 to £40 and performances are at 7.45pm, with matinee showings at 2.30pm on Thursday and Saturday.

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