The Deep Blue Sea
14th to 16th November 2013
By Terrence Rattigan
“When you are caught between the devil and the deep blue sea, sometimes the deep blue sea can look very inviting".
Set in the post-war Britain of the early 1950's, this play is about love and lust and a woman’s attempt to live by the dictates of her heart rather than the expectations of society. Such was the plight of many women of the day and the decisions she arrives at will be far-reaching.
"Few dramatists have written with more understanding of the human heart than Terence Rattigan" wrote Michael Billington and this play is an outstanding example of his skill.
This production promises to be an entertaining and moving show.
Review of the show on the first night
A cracking first night of the show. We received this from one of our audience:-
" I absolutely loved it ! My favourite play and you and the cast did it full justice. Firstly, the set was amazing - with plenty of room for the cast to move around - and the detail - from the gas fire to the Woman's Weekly - was just right. The 2 leads were wonderful, and Josie & Duncan as the well-meaning (if nosey) neighbours looked just right as a couple. I hardly recognised June - she was marvellous ! Mr, Miller was just right - eccentric, and enigmatic ! I personally thought Mel as Sir William Collyer was SUPERB. The scene with Hester when he shows he still loves her (in his dry, stiff way) was very emotional, and he was very believable. If we weren't at Lady Audley's Secret tonight and Curtain Up on Saturday - I would be back to see it again. Congratulations to you all on a memorable evening. WELL DONE !!!!
8.00pm at Ingatestone & Fryerning Community Club Theatre 7 High Street, Ingatestone, Essex CM4 9ED
£9 (Concessions £8 - Thurs)
£11 for Saturday to include wine & nibbles and meet the cast.
86 High Street, Ingatestone CM4 9DW
Phone 01277 350839
Directed by Graham Poulteney
Hester - Angei Beckett
Mrs. Elton - June Fitzgerald
Philip Welch - Duncan Hopgood
Ann Welch - Josie Bruty
Miller - Roy Hobson
Sir William Collyer - Mel Hastings
Freddie Page - Matt Jones
Jackie Jackson - Danny Hemmings
Stage Manager - Jenny Godwin
Assistant Stage Manager - Josie Poulteney
Lighting and Sound Desk - Mark Watson-Lee, Steve Bearpark
Set Construction - David Stewart ,David Arbuckle, Colin Beckett, Nigel Bowdidge, John Saxton, Bryan Shedel, Members of the Club
Set Design - Graham Poulteney
Paintings - Sonia Lancien
Programme and Publicity Design - David Aquino
Publicity - John Saxton, Josie Poulteney, Jenny Godwin
Front of House - Joyce Forrest, Members of the Club