When Hester Collyer (Helen McCrory) 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.
The National Theatre have been bringing the best of their productions to the public to watch for free during the UK coronavirus lockdown. Joining the brilliant collection of productions that have been streaming weekly from #NationalTheatreAtHome is our Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea, which played at the National in 2016. It will be available to watch in the week of July 9th - 16th 2020. Catch all the details of this fantastic (and free!) production here: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/nt-at-home-the-deep-blue-sea.