In conjunction with the Chichester Festival Theatre Festival season, we screen the 2011 version of ‘The Deep Blue Sea’, where the wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.
Master chronicler of post-War England, Terence Davies directs Rachel Weisz who plays Hester Collyer, the wife of an upper-class judge (Simon Russell Beale) and a free spirit trapped in a passionless marriage. Her encounter with Freddie Page (Tom Hiddleston), a troubled former Royal Air Force pilot, throws her life in turmoil, as their relationship leaves her emotionally stranded and physically isolated.
The film is an adaptation of British playwright Terence Rattigan's 1952 play, featuring one of the greatest roles for an actress in modern theatre.
N.B. We will also be presenting ‘Rattigan on Page and Screen’ on Fri 7 Jun 13:30, a Studio talk by Rosemary Coxon.