It’s 1952 in post-Blitz London and Hester Collyer’s (Marta Dusseldorp) life is in turmoil.
She has gambled everything – her home, her status, her marriage to a High Court judge – to pursue a life with the dashing RAF fighter pilot Freddie (Fayssal Bazzi), and she has lost.
Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea, the deep blue sea suddenly looks very inviting. But Hester is determined to forge her own path in a repressive age.
Terence Rattigan was one of the great stage and screen writers of the 20th century and The Deep Blue Sea one of his master works. In Hester, he has created one of the most striking heroines of his era: strong-willed, unconventional and complex. Marta Dusseldorp returns to the STC after an almost decade-long absence to take on the role.
Fayssal Bazzi, Paul Capsis, John Adam, Vanessa Downing, Charlie Garber, Brandon McClelland and Contessa Treffone feature.