National Theatre Live: The Deep Blue Sea

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Release Date: October 9, 2016 (limited)

3h 0m | Drama, Other

This devastating masterpiece features one of the most complex and dynamic female roles of contemporary drama. Set in a West London flat during 1952, a woman named Hester Collyer is discovered by her neighbours after a failed suicide attempt.

Slowly, details of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begin to emerge. As this happens, a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion is created. Behind the delicate veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of longing and loss.

Director: Carrie Cracknell
Studio: National Theatre Live
Cast: Helen McCrory, Tom Burke
Writer(s): Terence Rattigan

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