NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea
Director: Carrie Cracknell
Stars: Helen McCrory, Tom Burke
Wed 21 Sep 7.30pm Book Now
AGE Rating: Cert 12A
Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece contains one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama.
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.