Olivier winners Jonathan Pryce and Dame Eileen Atkins will star in The Height of the Storm, a new play by Florian Zeller, the acclaimed writer of The Father.
Directed by Jonathan Kent, The Height of the Storm will open September 1 at Richmond Theatre and subsequently play Cambridge Arts Theatre and Bath Theatre Royal before transferring to London. Performances will begin October 2 at Wyndham’s Theatre prior to an official opening October 9.
The play concerns André and Madeleine, who have been in love for over 50 years. 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?
Pryce was seen in 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 additional Olivier and Tony awards.
Atkins is a three-time Olivier award-winning actor and four-time Tony Award nominee. Her Broadway credits include Retreat from Moscow with John Lithgow, All that Fall with Michael Gambon, Indiscretions with Jude Law, The Killing of Sister George, and Vivat! Vivat! Regina!