The Deep Blue Sea

by Terence Rattigan

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At a time when many theatre fans around the world aren’t able to visit National Theatre Live venues or local theatres, we’re excited to introduce National Theatre at Home.

You will be able to watch some of the best British theatre from the comfort of your living room, via YouTube for free for one week. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to never miss out here.

Watch The Deep Blue Sea from Thursday 9 July at 7pm UK time until 16 July at 7pm.  
Find out more about National Theatre at Home here.


It’s 1952, in West London.

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. 

Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed production of Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece features Helen McCrory (Medea, Peaky Blinders) and Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers).