National Theatre at Home: The Deep Blue Sea
A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952.
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.
BBFC rating 12A when released in cinema.
We’re all about experiencing theatre together.
At a time when you aren’t able to visit National Theatre Live venues or local theatres, we’re excited to bring you National Theatre at Home.
The Deep Blue Sea was streamed as part of National Theatre at Home from Thursday 9 July 7pm on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel, then on demand for one week until Thursday 16 July 7pm.
Some of the best British theatre was free to watch from the comfort of your living room, via YouTube, with each title available for one week.
Thank you to all the amazing artists who have allowed us to share The Deep Blue Sea in this way, during a time when many theatre fans aren’t able to visit their local theatre.
Audio-described provision for The Deep Blue Sea
An audio-described version of The Deep Blue Sea was also streamed on YouTube. The running time for the audio-described version was 2 hours13 minutes.
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