The Deep Blue Sea Tickets
The Deep Blue Sea Tickets
The National Theatre Company's revival of The Deep Blue Sea, Terrence Rattigan's classic tale of love, betrayal, loss and sadness, scorches across the stage. Playing one of theatre's most intense female roles, Helen McCrory delivers a surprisingly strong version of Hester Collyer. The Deep Blue Sea tickets are available now for the latest revival of a classic stage production.
Catch a Glimpse of The Deep Blue Sea
Rattigan's masterpiece has played in theatres with at least nine different revivals starting in 1971: Guildford, Nottingham, London, New York City and Leeds. Productions in the Almeida Theatre, Arnaud Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse helped establish the play as a modern classic with continued relevance after the close of its original run in 1952. The 1952 version enjoyed critical success, with a subsequent transfer to Broadway that went on for 132 performances. Today, the company plans more than 20 showings in London at the Lyttelton Theatre.
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The entire plot of the play takes place during a single day with some memorable flashbacks that give meat to the story. When Hester is found after a botched suicide attempt on the floor of her flat, her neighbours rush into action. The story unfolds as Hester explains how she came to such desperate straights.
The Deep Blue Sea Experience
Few theatres offer an intimate look like the Lyttelton. The 890-seat auditorium has both stall and circle seating, though the seats closest to the stage in the stalls do not have armrests and may be a little narrow. The remainder of the seats offer all of the traditional comforts.
The tighter confines help create that intimate atmosphere that is such an effective part of this play. Changes to the soundtrack help bring the background alive, making Hester's flat building feel almost like a beast, lurking in the shadows. Subdued lighting and period touches keep the original timeline consistent while modern takes on lighting and design update the look and feel of the play for modern audiences.
Other Takes on The Deep Blue Sea
This latest take on The Deep Blue Sea, directed by Carrie Cracknell, is the most recent in a series of storytellers inspired to do the tale justice. BBC Television has filmed and broadcast three different versions starring household names like Colin Firth, Kenneth More and Peter Egan. A radio adaptation aired in 2009 and again in 2016. The 1955 feature film version starred the inimitable Vivien Leigh. In 2011, director Terence Davies took on the script and worked with Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston and Simon Russell Beale on another film version.
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If you've already booked your tickets to one of the sold-out showings of The Deep Blue Sea, check out what else the London theatre scene has to offer. Catch one of the most popular musical shows out there with tickets to Wicked, or enjoy a night of laughs at a production of The Play That Goes Wrong.
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