Two of the greatest actors of their generation on stage together for the first time.
André 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 André 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.
Pryce and Atkins are magnetic
Jonathan Pryce is stunning and Eileen Atkins excels in a deeply moving new play that takes us to the edge of what it is to love someone
Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins shine in this elliptical drama from Florian Zeller
No dry eyes in nerve-jangling study of ageing
Florian Zeller’s slippery and moving new play explores familiar themes of loss and the fragility of memory
Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins star in Florian Zeller's drama
The Height of the Storm leaves us with a lasting bittersweet taste, the convoluted writing fortunately finding a good balance with the compelling acting
A play that defies explanation, yet still grips — thanks largely to its two central performances