TERENCE Rattigan’s Fifties masterpiece The Deep Blue Sea begins a month-long run at the Watermill theatre
TERENCE Rattigan’s Fifties masterpiece The Deep Blue Sea begins a month-long run at the Watermill theatre on Thursday, June 4.
Douglas Rintoul returns to the Newbury venue to direct the play which portrays the emotional turmoil of a woman defying convention and the destructive power of love.
Rintoul says: “Getting the chance to direct one of the great British plays of the 20th century for such a beautiful and intimate venue is a real gift. Put together by a top creative team and performed by a stellar acting company we promise a deeply affecting evening.”
Abandoning the security and respectability of life with her distinguished older husband, Hester throws herself into a passionate affair with former RAF pilot Freddie. His raffish charm wears thin, but Hester remains infatuated. With overpowering feelings for Freddie and with her husband ready to forgive, Hester finds herself caught between the devil and the deep blue sea.
The cast features Newbury-based actor Adam Kotz in the role of Sir William Collyer, as well as Adam Best (Jackie Jackson), James Hillier (Mr Miller), Eliza Hunt (Mrs Elton), Adam Jackson-Smith (Freddie), Hattie Ladbury (Hester), Fred Lancaster (Philip Welch) and Bathsheba Piepe (Ann Welch).
Rintoul has previously directed All My Sons and Of Mice and Men for The Watermill.
The play ends its run on Saturday, July 4, with performances from Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm and matinées at 2.30pm on Thursdays and Saturdays, except July 4 (1.30pm and 6.30pm).
Tickets cost £14.50 to £26.50 â?? call 01635 46044 or see www.watermill.org.uk