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The Deep Blue Sea

2 May - 1 June

The Deep Blue Sea

Evenings – 7.30pm

Matinees – Thursday & Saturday – 2.30pm

When you’re stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea, the deep blue sea can sometimes look very inviting. In this powerful drama of passion versus loyalty, Hester Collyer, the daughter of a clergyman and wife of a judge is floundering in the closing stages of a hopeless affair. Freddie Page, her lover, a handsome but shallow ex-Battle of Britain pilot, is out of his depth in their relationship, overwhelmed by the strength of an emotion he is incapable of reciprocating…

Olivier Award winner Tamsin Greig has been one of the country’s best-loved stage and screen actresses in a career spanning four decades. She won the Olivier for Best Actress in 2007 for Much Ado About Nothing, and has been nominated for The Little Dog Laughed and Women on the Verge of a Breakdown.

Oliver Chris is an actor and writer whose work encompasses stage, television, and film. Amongst others, his theatre credits include King Charles III (Almeida Theatre, West End, Broadway), One Man, Two Guvnors (National Theatre, West End, Broadway) for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award. He also starred in Nicholas Hytner’s hit adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Bridge Theatre. As a writer Oliver’s first play, Jack Absolute Flies Again (co-written with Richard Bean) opened at The National Theatre Olivier in 2022. Oliver’s most recent television credits include Motherland, Trying and Foundation for Apple TV, Netflix’s The Crown and ITV medical drama Maternal. He is soon to be seen in My Lady Jane for Amazon and Jilly Cooper’s Rivals on Disney+

The cast includes Tony Award nominee Finbar Lynch (Not About Nightingales, National Theatre, Girl From The North Country, Noel Coward Theatre), Nicholas Farrell (Chariots of Fire, Hamlet, Othello, In The Bleak MidWinter, House of Cards), Felicity Montagu (Bridget Jones’s Diary, I’m Alan Partridge, Nighty Night), Preston Nyman, Lisa Ambalavanar and Marc Elliott.


2 May
1 June
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Ustinov Studio
1 Saw Close
Bath, BANES BA1 1EY United Kingdom
01225 44844
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