The Deep Blue Sea – National Theatre at Home

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.