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The Deep Blue Sea

1952. North-West London. In a dreary flat, Hester reaches their breaking point. After being found by their neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of Hester’s tempestuous affair and the breakdown of their marriage begins to unravel. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long repressed passion. Based upon the real suicide of Rattigan’s ex-lover, it was originally censored by the Chamberlain’s Laws for including homosexual relationships. It has been argued that Rattigan used The Deep Blue Sea to rewrite reality and come to terms with his ex-lover’s suicide, which he partly felt responsible for. The Deep Blue Sea is a powerful and moving play of love and loss, passion and desperation set against the backdrop of post war Britain.

This show's Content Warnings include:

Alcoholism (Present), Hetrosexism (Present), Homophobia (Present), Sexism/Misogyny/Misandry (Mentioned), Suicide (Present)

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PlaywrightTerence Rattigan
Date10/06/2022 - 12/06/2022
George Robertson as The Writer
Caitlin Berry as Mrs Elton
Dan Sinclair as Philip Welch
Abigail Baker as Ann Welch
James Moxley as Hester
Rachel Cooper as Miller
Gwenllian Davies as Collyer
Sam Jackson as Freddie Page
Production Team
Director: Chesca Downes
Producer: Esther Bishop
Lighting Designers: May Arline S and Niamh Evans
Sound Designer: Thomas Williams
Set Designer: Jessie Taussig
Set Dresser: Ellie Huxley
Costume Designer: Freya Collins
Prop/Stage Managers: Ella Perriss and Leo McCall
Dramaturg: Luke McDonald
Press & Publicity: Monica Yell
Photographer: Lotty Farmer