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Vaudeville Theatre
404 Strand WC2R 0HN
The Deep Blue Sea
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Show Details
Preview 29th Apr 08
Opens 13th May 08
Closes 5th July 08
Show Times
Monday - Saturday 7.30 pm
Matinée Weds & Sat 2.30 pm

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7 Maiden Lane
020 7497 0999
Stranded in London (Italian)
417 Strand
020 7836 0654
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100 Strand
020 7836 9112

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One of the few shows now that were actually written as a play by the brilliant playwright Terence Rattigan.  This play is set in the era just after world war 2 during a grey and politically confused period where rationing and the authority of officialdom ruled hand in hand over a war-traumatised and suppressed general public. Convention was the mainstay people literally clung to.

The Story
It's about a love affair between Hester, a woman who left all that represented security - nice house & husband plus friends (who used to 'drop' people in those days) - to be with her lover Freddie from a strictly unsuitable boarding house room.

The action takes place over one day and despite tragic aspects - humour emerges in some of the social comment about an era it's hard to be nostalgic about.

Hester's  passion consumes her - to what end we discover at the end of the pay.

The cast
• Hester Collyer- Greta Scacchi • Sir William Collyer  -  Simon Williams • Freddie - Dugald Bruce Lockhart  •  doctor -  Tim McMullan

Director:  Edward Hall
Design - Francis O'Connor • Lighting - Peter Mumford • Sound - Matt McKenzie
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