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The Deep Blue Sea

by Terence Rattigan
directed by Susan Conte

The Deep Blue Sea is the story of a passionate love affair which implodes in the course of one day in 1952. Hester is older than Freddie but her desire for him makes Hester leave her respectable husband, a Judge, and follow Freddie to Canada and then back to a seedy room in Ladbroke Grove.

The play explores Hester's need to be herself and the attractiveness of instability.

Written by Terence Rattigan when plays were censored by the Lord Chamberlain and "certain passions" were illegal, sexuality is written into the sub-text. If you cried at Brief Encounter and enjoyed Rebel without a Cause, the missing link could be The Deep Blue Sea

This production may contain explicit scenes.

Saturday 26 January to Saturday 2 February 2013
Tickets £10 - except Friday, 1st February, and Saturday evening, 2nd February, at £12.00
Performances start at 7:45p.m. except Sunday at 4p.m. There is also a matinee at 3p.m. on Saturday 2nd February. • No performance Wednesday 30th January

Please enquire of the Box Office before booking tickets as to the extent of the provision available at the Mary Wallace Theatre for those with disabilities.

Other past productions

  1. Richard II - William Shakespeare
  2. Kindertransport - Diane Samuels
  3. The Tempest - William Shakespeare
  4. The Death of Miss Gloria Starr - Devised by the cast
  5. Metamorphosis - Steven Berkoff, from the classic story by Franz Kafka
  6. The Seagull - Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Torben Betts
  7. The History of Cardenio - William Shakespeare, John Fletcher and Gary Taylor
  8. The Snow Dragons - Lizzie Nunnery
  9. The Weir - Conor McPherson
  10. Oh! What a Lovely War - Joan Littlewood and the Theatre Workshop
  11. The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare
  12. Tom and Viv - Michael Hastings
  13. As You Like It - William Shakespeare
  14. Toad of Toad Hall - A. A. Milne - A play from Kenneth Grahame’s book ‘The Wind in the Willows’ Music by H Fraser-Simson
  15. Collaborators - John Hodge
  16. Boeing-Boeing - Marc Camoletti translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans
  17. We Are Three Sisters - Blake Morrison
  18. THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO - Lee Hall from Carlo Collodi’s original tale
  19. The White Devil - John Webster
  20. The Adventures of Dick Whittington and his Cat - Dickon Williamson
  21. King Lear - William Shakespeare
  22. The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare
  23. Coraline - from the novel by Neil Gaiman
  24. Night Must Fall - Emlyn Williams
  25. All’s Well that Ends Well - William Shakespeare
  26. The Government Inspector - Nikolai Gogol, adapted by D. J. Campbell
  27. Uncle Vanya - Anton Chekhov, in a version by Christopher Hampton
  28. Egad! The Woman in White - Tim Kelly
  29. Monstrous Regiment - Terry Pratchett, adapted by Stephen Briggs
  30. Master Shakeshafte - Peter Parkinson
  31. Love’s Labour’s Lost - William Shakespeare
  32. Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Salman Rushdie, Tim Supple and David Tushingham
  33. From These Green Heights - Dermot Bolger
  34. Othello - William Shakespeare
  35. Blood Wedding (Youth Theatre) - Federico García Lorca - Translation by Gwynne Edwards
  36. The Chalk Garden - Enid Bagnold
  37. A Tender Thing - Ben Power
  38. The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
  39. Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare
  40. Educating Rita - Willy Russell
  41. The Merry Wives of Windsor - William Shakespeare
  42. Robin Hood - David Barrett
  43. Double Bill: Leonardo’s Last Supper and Laughter (Part II) - Peter Barnes
  44. Designs on Ladies - Georges Feydeau, translated by David King, adapted by Rodney Figaro
  45. Rhinoceros - Eugene Ionesco, translated by Martin Crimp
  46. Once in a Lifetime - Moss Hart & George S Kaufman
  47. Dracula - Liz Lochhead adapted from Bram Stoker's novel
  48. Henry VIII or All is True (staged reading) - William Shakespeare & John Fletcher
  49. The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery - David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin jr.
  50. Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
  51. Around The World in 8 Plays - Patrick Greene and Jason Pizzarello
  52. In the Club - Richard Bean
  53. Measure for Measure - William Shakespeare
  54. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens, adapted by Jo Clifford
  55. Peter Pan - JM Barrie (John Caird and Trevor Nunn)
  56. Taking Sides - Ronald Harwood
  57. Aladdin - John Crocker - Music & Lyrics by Eric Gilder
  58. Little Gem - Elaine Murphy
  59. Vita & Virginia - Eileen Atkins
    adapted from correspondence between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West
  60. Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare
  61. Tom Paine - Paul Foster
  62. Youth Theatre Double Bill - Will Averill: Cinderella: Or How Pipsqueak the Mouse Became a Stallion. 'Crinkley Bottom............' was devised in-house
  63. Gormenghast - John Constable adapted from the novel by Mervyn Peake
  64. This Story of Yours - John Hopkins
  65. King John - William Shakespeare
  66. Pygmalion - Bernard Shaw
  67. Fallen Angels - Noel Coward
  68. A Month in the Country - Ivan Turgenev - adapted into English by Emlyn Williams
  69. Glengarry Glen Ross - David Mamet
  70. A Midsummer Night’s Dream - William Shakespeare
  71. A Vampire Story - Moira Buffini
  72. Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll - dramatised by Adrian Mitchell
  73. The Odd Couple (female version) - Neil Simon
  74. The Beauty Queen of Leenane - Martin McDonagh
  75. Antony and Cleopatra - William Shakespeare
  76. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - Tom Stoppard
  77. Gaslight - Patrick Hamilton
  78. Cymbeline - William Shakespeare
  79. Iron - Rona Munro
  80. Confusions - Alan Ayckbourn
  81. Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare
  82. I Hate Shakespeare - Steph DeFerie
  83. Moonlight and Magnolias - Ron Hutchinson
  84. Lulu - Frank Wedekind, in a version by Peter Barnes
  85. Macbeth - William Shakespeare
  86. Whipping It Up - Steve Thompson
  87. Harvey - Mary Chase
  88. Happy Days - Samuel Beckett
  89. Days of Wine and Roses - Owen McCafferty
  90. Henry V - William Shakespeare
  91. Arabian Nights - adapted by Dominic Cooke
  92. Vincent in Brixton - Nicholas Wright
  93. The Real Thing - Tom Stoppard
  94. Titus Andronicus - William Shakespeare
Richmond Shakespeare Society
The Mary Wallace Theatre The Embankment,
Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 3DU
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“Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace” Henry VIII, Act iii, Sc.2