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The Deep Blue Sea

The Deep Blue Sea - National Theatre at Home

July 9-15, 2020

Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre and Arts Orange County

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by Terence Rattigan

A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952.

When Hester Collyer (Helen McCrory) is found by her neighbors 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.

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Audio described notes on the set, costumes and characters. 

"Stunning. Exquisitely played."Time Out

"This production is a stand-out." - The Times

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