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Deep Blue Sea, The  

Deep Blue Sea, The $21.81 ex GST
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Written in the early 1950s 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. The play was sparked off by the suicide of a young actor, Kenneth Morgan, with whom Rattigan had himself been much in love.

Adapted into a film with Rachel Weisz - The Deep Blue Sea

Cast : 5M, 3F

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-423-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB

Author

Terence Rattigan (1911-1977) hit the Jackpot at the age of 25 with French Without Tears and followed this success with, among others, The Browning Version, The Deep Blue Sea, Flare Path, Separate Tables and The Winslow Boy. Most of Rattigan’s plays are currently published in handsome uniform editions by Nick Hern Books.

By Terence Rattigan, available through Currency Press - see all