The Deep Blue Sea (film tie-in edition)
Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781848422346Publication Date:
27 Oct 2011
Size: 197mm x 128mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Duchess Theatre, London, 1952

The Deep Blue Sea (film tie-in edition)

By Terence Rattigan

Paperback £9.99£7.99

A classic study of forbidden love, suppressed desire and the fear of loneliness – but at heart a deeply moving love story. This special edition was published alongside the release of the 2011 feature film, adapted and directed by Terence Davies.

Hester Collyer leads a privileged life in 1950s London as the beautiful wife of high court judge Sir William Collyer. To the shock of those around her, she walks out on her marriage to move in with young ex-RAF pilot, Freddie Page, with whom she has fallen passionately in love.

Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea, what – or whom – should Hester choose?

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

This edition includes a new introduction by Sean O'Connor, the film's producer, about how Terence Davies adapted the play for the screen. 

'Few dramatists have written with more understanding of the human heart' Michael Billington

Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781848422346Publication Date:
27 Oct 2011
Size: 197mm x 128mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Terence Rattigan:

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

Go to author page...

Similar Titles
A moving story of love and loyalty, courage and fear, based on Terence Rattigan's own experiences as a tail gunner in...
A compelling study of the corruption of fame, the lure of money and the betrayal that lurks at the heart of portrayin...
Rattigan's brilliant attack on the hedonistic lifestyle of the ‘bright young things’ of the 1920s and 30s.
Written in the early fifties when Rattigan was at the height of his powers, The Deep Blue Sea is a powerful...
Richard Eyre's high-profile adaptation of Ibsen's famous 'problem play' about a headstrong woman's determination to c...
A fascinating blend of dark hilarity and melancholy, woven from Patrick Hamilton’s much-loved story about an improbab...