The Deep Blue Sea

Date(s) - 6 Mar 2020
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney

Open Captioned Performance: Tuesday, 25 February 2020 at 6.30pm

Booking Details:

Please ensure that you notify the Box Office at the time of booking tickets that you require seating with a good view of the stage and the caption screens.

About The Production:


By Terence Rattigan
Directed by Paige Rattray

Beneath the surface of desire

It’s 1952 in post-Blitz London and Hester Collyer’s life is in turmoil. She has gambled everything – her home, her status, her marriage to a High Court judge – to pursue a life with the dashing RAF fighter pilot Freddie, and she has lost. Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea, the deep blue sea suddenly looks very inviting. But Hester is determined to forge her own path in a repressive age.

Terence Rattigan was one of the great stage and screen writers of the twentieth century and The Deep Blue Sea one of his master works. In Hester, he has created one of the most striking heroines of his era: strong-willed, unconventional and complex.

After an almost decade-long absence from the STC stage, Marta Dusseldorp returns as Hester. She’s joined by Fayssal Bazzi (Mary Stuart) as the feckless Freddie, iconic performer Paul Capsis, John Adam, Vanessa Downing (How to Rule the World), Charlie Garber (The Real Thing) and Brandon McClelland (Saint Joan).

Helmed by Associate Director Paige Rattray, The Deep Blue Sea is a beautiful, humanist drama about loss, longing, and having the courage to want more.

“To live without hope can mean to live without despair.” Dr Miller

Approx. duration 2hrs 20mins (including interval). Subject to change. More info.

Content Suicide and adult themes. Subject to change. More info.
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