Helen McCrory in The Deep Blue Sea: streaming for free from tonight

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The National Theatre At Home programme continues this evening, with Helen McCrory taking centre stage – more details here.

The ongoing National Theatre At Home programme continues to bring us, each and every week, a brand new full production from the NT’s archives. These are the plays and shows that the National Theatre had been beaming into cinemas, and now, via its YouTube channel, we’ve been getting one full play a week, free of charge.

This week’s production has been confirmed as The Deep Blue Sea, written by Terence Rattigan. In this take on the play, Helen McCrory takes the lead role.

It’ll appear in this window from 7pm tonight, or click through to YouTube directly if you prefer…

The synopsis reads as follows…

A brutal sense of loss and longing burns. Terence Rattigan’s devastating post-war masterpiece contains one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Helen McCrory plays Hester Collyer and Tom Burke is Freddie Page. A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952. When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. Helen McCrory and director Carrie Cracknell reunite following the acclaimed Medea in 2014.

It’ll be available until next Thursday afternoon.


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