Edinburgh and Chichester postpone new David Haig play
Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum and Chichester Festival Theatre have postponed their co-production of David Haig’s Pressure until spring 2014, citing difficulties in casting the lead role.
The production, directed by John Dove, was originally scheduled to open at the Lyceum in May 2013 before transferring to Chichester in June. It concerns Captain James Stagg, a Scottish meteorologist responsible for predicting the weather for the D-Day landings in World War Two.
A spokesman for the Lyceum told The Stage: “The reason for the change is because we are looking to cast the right person as Captain Stagg. The delay will enable us to pursue ideal casting opportunities for the play.”
The Lyceum will now become a co-producer in the National Theatre of Scotland production of A Dolls House, which had been scheduled as a hire in late April. The Graham McLaren directed production will become part of the Lyceum season and subscribers will be able to transfer their tickets accordingly.
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