The Deep Blue Sea
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

Paperback £9.99£7.99

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On Stage at:
Minerva Theatre, Chichester
From Fri 21 Jun 2019 to Sat 27 Jul 2019

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
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:

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

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