The Deep Blue Sea

Cast: 3f 5m

Staging: Single interior (sitting room of a flat)

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Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781854594235Publication Date:
26 Nov 1999
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 128 pages ISBN: 9781780011677Publication Date:
10 Apr 2014
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Duchess Theatre, London, 1952

The Deep Blue Sea

By Terence Rattigan

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Written in the early fifties when Rattigan was at the height of his powers, The Deep Blue Sea is a powerful account of lives blighted by love - or the lack of it.

The play opens with the failed suicide of Hester Collyer (Peggy Ashcroft in the first production), who has deserted her husband for the raffish charms of an ex-fighter pilot.

Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea was first performed at the Duchess Theatre in the West End in March 1952.

This edition includes an authoritative introduction, biographical sketch and chronology.

'Few dramatists of this century have written with more understanding of the human heart than Terence Rattigan' Michael Billington

Press Quotes

'A masterpiece... a play that cuts at the heart'

Telegraph

'Probably his greatest play... Ibsenesque'

Financial Times

'Masterly... a perennially moving play'

Guardian

'Excellent... particularly moving... interlaced with moments of humour and black comedy'

WhatsOnStage

Cast: 3f 5m

Staging:Single interior (sitting room of a flat)

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781854594235Publication Date:
26 Nov 1999
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 128 pages ISBN: 9781780011677Publication Date:
10 Apr 2014
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Terence Rattigan:

Harlequinade
Love in Idleness/Less Than Kind
French Without Tears
Who is Sylvia? and Duologue
Harlequinade & All On Her Own
Duologue
Who is Sylvia?
After the Dance
Separate Tables
The Browning Version
The Winslow Boy
French Without Tears (2015 edition)
Ross
First Episode
Cause Célèbre
Flare Path
All On Her Own
The Deep Blue Sea (film tie-in edition)
In Praise of Love
Rattigan's Nijinsky
The Deep Blue Sea (2016 edition)

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