Making waves in a Rattigan classic

Norwich Theatre Royal gets into full swing again after its season of panto with a stylish new production of Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea directed by Edward Hall and starring film, theatre and television actress Greta Scacchi.

Norwich Theatre Royal gets into full swing again after its season of panto with a stylish new production of Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea directed by Edward Hall and starring film, theatre and television actress Greta Scacchi.

Her many films include Heat and Dust, Emma and Presumed Innocent, the latter working alongside Harrison Ford.

A couple of years ago she won an Emmy for the television film Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny.

Rattigan's play (dating from 1952) is a study of obsession and the destructive power of love.

The scenario surrounds Hester Collyer (Scacchi), a daughter of a clergyman and wife of a judge and foundering in the closing stages of a hopeless affair.

Her lover, Freddie Page, is a handsome, but shallow, ex-Battle of Britain pilot and out of his depth in their relationship and completely overwhelmed by the strength of an emotion he's incapable of reciprocating.

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t Performances run from Monday, February 18, to Saturday February 23, (7.30pm), with matinees on Wednesday/Saturday (2.30pm). Telephone 01603 630000 (£20.50-£5), www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk