26th Oct, 2016

McCrory to star in Deep Blue Sea

Aaron Wise 27th Aug, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

PERSHORE residents are being invited to watch a critically-acclaimed production showcasing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama.

Pershore Number 8 Community Arts Centre is delighted to announce it will be airing ‘The Deep Blue Sea’ live from the National Theatre, London, on Thursday, September 1.

Helen McCrory, who is known for her roles in ‘Medea’, ‘The Last of the Haussmans’ and ‘Peaky Blinders’, returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, where she portrays one of the most powerful female roles in the drama world.

Tom Burke, who has featured in ‘War and Peace’ and ‘The Musketeers’, also features in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production.

The play centres on a 1952 West London flat in Ladbroke Grove, where Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt.

As the story unravels, Hester’s tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and her marriage breakdown to a high court judge, begin to emerge.

This is a compelling and emotional play that really isn’t to be missed, so come along to the arts centre and experience the complicated, yet fragile life, of a 1950’s Londoner.

The play will run from 7pm to 10pm and tickets cost £15 for adults and £10 for students.

Call the theatres’ Box Office on 01386 555488 or visit www.number8.org for more information.