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

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