October 2016 Academic & Specialist Nick Hern

The Deep Blue Sea Terence Rattigan

The Deep Blue Sea
Terence Rattigan

 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. Behind the fragile veneer of postwar civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.