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The Deep Blue Sea (1989)

The Deep Blue Sea
Written by Terence Rattigan
Directed by Harry Randall
6 – 11 November 1989

Written in the early fifties when Rattigan was at the height of his powers, The Deep Blue Sea is a powerful account of lives blighted by love – or the lack of it. The play opens with the failed suicide of Hester Collyer who has deserted her husband for the charms of an ex-fighter pilot. This production was revived as part of the Playhouse’s 40 year celebrations.


Hester Collyer – Shelly Nottage
Mrs Elton – Carol Butler
Philip Welch – Vernon Leese
Ann Welch – Nikki Horner
Mr Miller – Ian Giles
Sir William Collyer – Colin Bailey
Freddie Page – Kevin Frazer
Jackie Jackson – Richard Merry


Stage Managers – Steve Lovell and Alex Baird
Assistant Stage Managers – Jacky Maun
Set Construction – The Odd Bods
Lighting – Phil Hedges
Properties – Pat Vale and Carole Bramall
Sound – Tom Bramall
Wardrobe – Marjorie Sawyer