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Ustinov Studio Tamsin Greig, Oliver Chris

The Deep Blue Sea

  • 2 May - 1 June
The Deep Blue Sea

Event Information

Evenings 7.30pm

Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

Press Night Monday 13 May 7pm

Thu 02 May — Sat 01 Jun

Tamsin Greig stars in Terence Rattigan’s 1950’s study of obsession and the destructive power of love.

When you’re stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea, the deep blue sea can sometimes look very inviting. In this powerful drama of passion versus loyalty, Hester Collyer, the daughter of a clergyman and wife of a judge is floundering in the closing stages of a hopeless affair. Freddie Page, her lover, a handsome but shallow ex-Battle of Britain pilot, is out of his depth in their relationship, overwhelmed by the strength of an emotion he is incapable of reciprocating...

Olivier Award winner Tamsin Greig has been one of the country’s best-loved stage and screen actresses in a career spanning four decades. She won the Olivier for Best Actress in 2007 for Much Ado About Nothing, and has been nominated for The Little Dog Laughed and Women on the Verge of a Breakdown.

Oliver Chris is an actor and writer whose work encompasses stage, television, and film. Amongst others, his theatre credits include King Charles III (Almeida Theatre, West End, Broadway), One Man, Two Guvnors (National Theatre, West End, Broadway) for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award. He also starred in Nicholas Hytner’s hit adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream at The Bridge Theatre. As a writer Oliver’s first play, Jack Absolute Flies Again (co-written with Richard Bean) opened at The National Theatre Olivier in 2022. Oliver’s most recent television credits include Motherland, Trying and Foundation for Apple TV, Netflix’s The Crown and ITV medical drama Maternal. He is soon to be seen in My Lady Jane for Amazon and Jilly Cooper’s Rivals on Disney+

The cast includes Tony Award nominee Finbar Lynch (Not About Nightingales, National Theatre, Girl From The North Country, Noel Coward Theatre), Nicholas Farrell (Chariots of Fire, Hamlet, Othello, In The Bleak MidWinter, House of Cards), Felicity Montagu (Bridget Jones's Diary, I'm Alan Partridge, Nighty Night), Preston Nyman, Lisa Ambalavanar and Marc Elliott.

Thursday 2 May - Saturday 1 June

Monday - Saturday 7.30pm

Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

Press Night Monday 13 May 7pm

All tickets £42.50 / £31.50 discounts apply to children, students in full-time education and members of the Theatre Royal Bath's access register.

A booking fee of £2.50 per ticket applies

Theatre Royal Bath Productions presents



by Terence Rattigan


Hester Collyer - Tamsin Greig

Freddie - Oliver Chris

Miller - Finbar Lynch

Sir William Collyer - Nicholas Farrell

Mrs Elton - Felicity Montagu

Philip Welch - Preston Nyman

Ann Welch - Lisa Ambalavanar

Jackie Jackson - Marc Elliott


Creative Team

Director - Lindsay Posner

Set & Costume Designer - Peter McKintosh

Lighting Designer - Paul Pyant

Sound Designer - Gregory Clarke

Composer - Will Stuart

Hair, Wigs & Make-Up - Designer Carole Hancock

Associate Director - George Jibson

Casting Director - Ginny Schiller CDG

Box Office phone lines are open from 10am - 6pm Monday - Saturday.

We aim to open the auditorium doors 20 minutes prior to the performance, where possible.

Tickets for Ustinov Studio productions may include a £2.50 building levy.

Ustinov Studio discounts apply to children, students in full-time education and members of the Theatre Royal Bath's access register.

Please see the ACCESS page for details regarding our Access Register and associated discounts.

A booking fee of £2.50 per ticket applies to all bookings.

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Ustinov foyer to the Stalls level. The Circle has stair access only.

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