When Hester is found following attempted suicide, the story of her tempestuous affair and marriage breakdown begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion.
Playing one of the greatest female roles of modern drama, Helen McCrory features alongside Tom Burke in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece.
This recording of The Deep Blue Sea is in fond memory of Helen McCrory who played Hester Collyer in the show at the National Theatre in 2016.
Filmed by National Theatre Live.
A production from National Theatre.
Available at least until 13 May 2021