Theatre Event

The Deep Blue Sea

The Crescent Theatre Company presents

The Deep Blue Sea

by Terence Rattigan | Directed by: Colin Judges

31 Jan - 7 Feb in the Studio at 7.45pm | Matinees: Sunday 1 & Saturday 7 February at 2.45pm

Anticipated running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Please note this is an estimated running time and may be subject to change

There will be an After Dark discussion following the 19:45 performance on Fri, 6th Feb. Free to ticket holders.

Hester left her husband for another man. Left the security of the well-respected judge, for wild, unpredictable, sexy Freddie – an ex-fighter pilot.

Now she’s reached the end of the line. Freddie’s raffish charm has worn thin and Hester is forced to face the reality of life with a man who doesn’t want to be with her. The simple act of a forgotten birthday pushes her to the point of desperation and to face a future that offers no easy resolutions.

Audience Reactions:

"A bonus today!! The theatre was featured on Treasure hunt this morning where the clue was hidden under a seat in the main house. I thougt the Deep Blue Sea was going to be a bit boring as it deals with an attempted suiside that was fraughted by the meters coin system cutting off the gas supply. I loved the pre play bit that actually led into the main play. It set the scene for the whole show. I dont want to spoil it for anyone else by giving the storyline away in this feed back. All the cast were great. The stage direction and speed of action made what could have been a boring play into a vibrant production. Well done to all who worked on the production. Yet another show that should not be missed. Looking around the seating today their were no seats left, so I suggest that you book now to see this production in case all the seats are nearly sold out." CW

“Great production, Acting superb, very professional, the hair styles reminded me of my youth, a must see production ” Anon

“I had a wonderful time watching the Deep Blue Sea directed by Colin Judges. When you come to see a play set post Second World War and first performed in the early 50s you have to wonder whether it has anything to offer a modern day audience. But, the central theme of a woman who has left her safe, steady husband for the passionate attraction of a younger RAF pilot is timeless and as you watch this new relationship disintegrate and the couple divide there is no question that the theme applies equally to the present day. I admired Kate Owen’s performance as Hester which grew with confidence and her cries of despair when her younger lover finally leaves her sent the audience rushing to the interval bar for a stiff drink and some emotional down time! Equally strong performances by Jason Rivers as Freddie and all members of the cast took us through story and left us with a final note of optimism that beyond hope there might be life. I would highly recommend this production and thank you to everyone involved.”

Director Colin Judges

Set Designer Faye Rowse


Hester - Kate Owen
Mrs Elton - Jan Cunningham
Philip Walshe - Harry Clarke
Ann Walshe - Lauren Jones
Mr Miller - Geoff Poole
Sir William Collyer - Dave Hill
Freddie Page - Jason Rivers
Jackie Jackson - Peter Neenan

Production Team

Assistant Director - Andrew Crocker
Production Assistant - Ollie Emmerson
Stage Manager - Gillie Churcher
Costume Design - Stewart Snape
Lighting Design - Coralie Paxton
Sound Design - Ray Duddin
Properties - Emma Kirk
Hair & Makeup - Jaqui Brooks & FDA/BA Specialist Hair & Make-up students
Electricians - James Booth, Jack Tustin
Set Construction - Richard Constable, Dave Rodgers, Phil Parsons

This show is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD

Tickets: £11 | £10 Concessions | Sunday Matinee only: £6.00

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