National Theatre at Home presents:

The Deep Blue Sea

by Terence Rattigan

A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952.
When Hester Collyer (Helen McCrory) 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. Terence Rattigan’s devastating post-war masterpiece contains one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama.

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

“Achingly good. Helen McCrory delivers one of the performances of the year.” – Evening Standard

“Intoxicating. Splendid new production.” – Daily Telegraph

You can watch The Deep Blue Sea as part of National Theatre at Home from 2pm on Thursday, July 9 on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel, then on demand for one week until 2pm on Thursday, July 16, but you’ll need to start watching by 11am on 16 July to see it all.

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