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The Deep Blue Sea

  • Spring & Summer 2008
The Deep Blue Sea

Event Information

UK Tour,
Spring 2008

Vaudeville Theatre, London
29 April - 5 July 2008

“This is a truly great evening in the West End” – Charles Spencer, Telegraph

“Greta Scacchi gives the performance of her career as Terence Rattigan’s anguished heroine. A great performance in one of the greatest plays of the last century” – Charles Spencer, Telegraph

★★★★ Miss Scacchi brings [Hester] alive in a harrowing and emotionally draining performance that I reckon is the finest piece of acting I have seen in a decade. – Tim Walker, Sunday Telegraph

Greta Scacchi is outstanding … It is a fearsomely meaty role and this outstanding actress embraces it with great ardour and compelling energy  … Miss Scacchi’s shrieking breakdown is gripping to watch … Excellent production – Paul Callan, Daily Express

The play belongs, however, to Miss Scacchi: I am haunted still by the pain etched on this woman’s extraordinarily beautiful and expressive face – Tim Walker, Sunday Telegraph

Vaudeville Theatre, London
29 April – 5 July 2008

Cast in order of appearance

Mrs Elton Jacqueline Tong
Philip Welch Geoff Breton
Ann welch Rebecca O’Mara
Hester Collyer Greta Scacchi
Mr Miller Tim McMullan
William Collyer Simon Williams
Freddie Page Dugald Bruce-Lockhart
Jackie Jackson Jack Tarlton


Director Edward Hall
Designer Francis O’Connor
Lighting Designer Peter Mumford
Sound Designer Matt McKenzie
Costume Supervisor Estelle Butler