THE DEEP BLUE SEA

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NT_DeepBlueSea010616_photo©RichardHubert
NT_DeepBlueSea010616_photo©RichardHubert
NT_DeepBlueSea010616_photo©RichardHubert

by Terrence Rattigan

The National Theatre 2016

Broadcast worldwide with NT Live

 

Starring Helen McRory and Tom Burke

 

Designer Tom Scutt

Lighting Designer Guy Hoare

Music Stuart Earl

A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952.

When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. 

Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.

★★★★★

"This production is a stand-out. Helen McCrory is fantastic. Carrie Cracknell directs with total assurance."

The Times

 

★★★★

"Stunning. Exquisitely sad. Beautifully judged."

Time Out

 

★★★★

"Helen McCrory blazes." 

Guardian

 

★★★★

"Achingly good. Helen McCrory delivers one of the performances of the year." 

Evening Standard

 

★★★★

"Helen McCrory floors you." 

Sunday Times

   

★★★★

"Helen McCrory is in a different league" 

Observer

 

★★★★

"Intoxicating. Splendid new production."

Daily Telegraph

 

★★★★

"Deeply moving." 

The Stage

  

★★★★

"Tom Burke is excellent."

Daily Telegraph