The Deep Blue Sea

by Terence Rattigan

Third Rail's Hi-Definition Screenings feature amazing productions from London's National Theatre, Almeida Theatre and Branagh Theatre captured live onstage and presented locally in high-definition video. NT Live Punch Card holders may use their cards for any Third Rail Hi-Definition Screening.

October 12, 2016 - October 18, 2016
Wed 10/12 & Tue 10/18 at 7:00pm
- Imago Theatre -
17 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny DreadfulPeaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and PeaceThe Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production.

A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952.

When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge.

With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.