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Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece contains one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama.
DIRECTOR: Carrie Cracknel
STARRING: Helen McCrory, Tom Burke
Helen McCrory returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece ‘The Deep Blue Sea’, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama.
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.
Please note: For this performance, the bar / lounge area at the theatre will not be available during the play and interval so there will be restricted access to the usual facilities. The lounge is available before the play begins at 7pm.