The Deep Blue Sea

National Theatre's The Deep Blue Sea to stream this week

The production was revived in 2016 and filmed live from the National Theatre's Lyttleton Theatre

The Deep Blue Sea, written by British playwright Terrance Rattigan, will be the next release as part of National Theatre's 'At Home' streaming series. Viewers can tune in on 9 July from 7PM GMT on National Theatre's YouTube channel to watch. The production will be available to stream for one week. 

The play was filmed live from the Lyttleton Theatre in 2016 and starred Helen McCrory (Medea, The Seagull, As You Like It) in the role of Heste Collyer and Tim Burke (Rosmersholm, The Doctor's Dilemma) as Freddie Page. 

Applauded by the Times as a "stand-out production", The Deep Blue Sea is set in 1952 in a flat in London's Ladbroke Grove. The play follows a troubled woman, Hester Collyer, whose secrets begin to emerge when her neighbours find her after a failed suicide attempt. From her illicit affair to her failing marriage, Hester is forced to confront her demons, and what emerges is a searing portrait of grief, loneliness, and longing.  

The Deep Blue Sea marks one of the final shows that National Theatre will be showing, as it concludes its free streaming service at the end of July. National Theatre at Home was established in April to make the performing arts more accessible while theatregoers are staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since April, the theatre has released twelve productions that were streamed on National Theatre's YouTube channel.

Watch the production below from 9 July.

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