Streamng this week from the National Theatre Terence Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea
Helen McCrory plays Hester Collyer and Tom Burke is Freddie Page.
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 and containing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama.
The Deep Blue Sea is streaming from 7pm 9th July until 7pm 16th July. — The running time is 2 hours 5 minutes with a very short interval. The BBFC rating is 12A, due to depictions of suicide attempts and some strong language.