Deep Blue Sea- NT Live
Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production.
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. Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.
‘Stunning. Exquisitely played. Beautifully judged.’
‘This production is a stand-out. Helen McCrory is fantastic. Carrie Cracknell directs with total assurance.’
‘Intoxicating. Splendid new production. Helen McCrory is wonderful’
‘Tom Burke is excellent.’
‘Achingly good. Helen McCrory delivers one of the performances of the year’
‘Helen McCrory blazes’
‘Helen McCrory is in a different league.’
‘Helen McCrory floors you. ’
What is NT Live? National Theatre Live transmits the best of British theatre live from London to screens around the world. The broadcasts are filmed in front of a live audience, with cameras carefully positioned throughout the theatre to ensure cinema audiences get the best-seat-in-the-house view. Productions are transmitted via satellite to the Collin Center, then projected onto a high definition screen — one of the largest in the state.