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NT LIVE: The Deep Blue Sea

Thursday 1 September
180 mins
From £14.50
to £17.50
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member


What's it all about

Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky 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 Peace, The Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production.

A little more plot (don't worry, no spoilers) 

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.

What people are saying 

'Stunning. Exquisitely played. Beautifully judged.' Time Out ★★★★★

'This production is a stand-out.' The Times ★★★★★

'Helen McCrory blazes.' Guardian ★★★★

Things you should know 

If you chose an e-ticket, the barcode on your smart phone is a ticket. Just follow the red line on the floor at box office to the cinema!

You can pre-order your interval drinks at Concessions on your way to the screens.

If you don't have a smart phone, print your e-ticket at home and that's a ticket too. You can also pick up from Box Office.

This event is wheelchair accessible.