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Title The deep blue sea (NT) / by Terence Rattigan
Edition Unabridged
Published London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019
Online access available from:
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 57 min., 39 sec.)) : sound, colour
Series National Theatre Collection
National Theatre Collection
Summary "A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952. 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. Terence Rattigan's devastating masterpiece contains one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Helen McCrory and director Carrie Cracknell reunited following the acclaimed Medea in 2014"--Bloomsbury Drama online
Credits Stage director, Carrie Cracknell ; screen director, Matthew Amos ; writer, Terence Rattigan ; designer, Tom Scutt ; lighting designer, Guy Hoare ; music, Stuart Earl ; movement director, Polly Bennett ; sound designer, Peter Rice ; fight director, Kate Waters
Cast Marion Bailey (Mrs Elton) ; Hubert Burton (Philip Welch) ; Yolanda Kettle (Ann Welch) ; Helen McCrory (Hester Collyer) ; Nick Fletcher (Mr Miller) ; Tom Burke (Freddie Page) ; Adetomiwa Edun (Jackie Jackson)
Event Recorded at Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre Live on 1st September, 2016
Audience Age recommendation: 12+
Notes Compatible with accessibility standards for most Level A (Priority 1) and AA (Priority 2) success criteria of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) developed by the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C). With the exception that audio description is not available. All the other audio/video-related elements are supported (synchronised transcripts, captions, play & pause controls, lack of flashing elements etc)
In English. No subtitles. Closed-captioned
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on September 30, 2019)
Subject Suicidal behavior -- Drama
Adultery -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
English drama -- 20th century.
England -- 1951-1960
Genre/Form Drama.
Filmed performances.
Internet videos.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Form Streaming video
Author Rattigan, Terence, author, screenwriter.
Cracknell, Carrie, stage director
Amos, Matthew, screen director.
Scutt, Tom, designer
Hoare, Guy, lighting designer.
Earl, Stuart (Composer) composer.
Bennett, Polly, movement director
Rice, Peter, sound designer.
Waters, Kate, fight director.
Bailey, Marion, 1951- actor.
Burton, Hubert, actor
Kettle, Yolanda, actor
McCrory, Helen, actor.
Fletcher, Nick, actor
Burke, Tom, 1981- actor.
Edun, Adetomiwa, actor.
Donmar Warehouse (Theater company), production company.
National Theatre (Great Britain), production company.
ISBN 9781350935129
Other Titles Deep blue sea (National Theatre)