by Terence Rattigan
30th May – 6th June
Director: Shirley Browning
This play, thought by many to be the best work by this well known writer, was first produced in 1952 and was said to be his personal favourite.
It tells the sensitive story of a wife who leaves her comfortable life with an older husband for a different and seemingly more passionate relationship with a man, who although he loves her, finds he is not able to return the obsessive love he has inspired in her. When she eventually realises this, suicide seems to her the only option. However the, thankfully failed, attempt ultimately brings about another phase of her life.
The play takes us, with her, along this difficult and emotional path. The title of the play derives from the saying, surely well known to us all?...”between the devil and the deep blue sea”.