THE DEEP BLUE SEA by Terence Rattigan
Dudley Little Theatre (7-10 March 2018)
The third of Dudley Little Theatre’s four seventieth anniversary plays is The Deep Blue Sea, a classic drama by renowned playwright Terence Rattigan. Written and set in 1952, the play follows the progress of Hester Collyer through one day which could change her life forever.
Hester has turned her back on her comfortable but exceedingly dull lifestyle as wife to a respectable high court judge, Sir William Collyer, to embark upon an affair with former RAF fighter pilot Freddie Page, a hero of the Battle of Britain but now a little lost in post-war civilian life. For ten months they have masqueraded as husband and wife in a gloomy and squalid flat in London. But now the cracks in their relationship are beginning to show as the difference in their backgrounds and attitudes becomes ever more apparent. With an end of the affair on the horizon, Hester finds herself lost between two worlds – between the devil and the deep blue sea – and can see only one very desperate way out of the situation…
The Deep Blue Sea will be performed at Netherton Arts Centre, Northfield Road, Netherton DY2 9ER from Wednesday 7th to Saturday 10th March. The performances begin at 7.30, with the doors and licensed bar opening at 7 each evening.
Tickets cost £8 (£7 concessions) and can be bought at the door on the night or via Dudley Little Theatre’s website at www.dudleylittletheatre.org
Alternatively phone Chris on 01384 872583 or 07582 318017, or Rebecca on 07954 424555.
The Deep Blue Sea was previously performed by Dudley Little Theatre in 1984 and has been voted back onto the Netherton stage by audience and members to form part of DLT’s seventieth anniversary season.