Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing. When Hester Collyer (played by Helen McCrory) is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion.
This National Theatre at Home presentation is described by our colleagues in London.
Join host Amy Amantea in the VocalEye virtual lobby at 6:30 pm (PT) for some pre-show mingling. Introductory descriptive notes begin at 6:45 pm and the performance begins at 7 pm. Running time is just over 2 hours with an additional 15-minute intermission. Hang out after the show and be entered to win a $25 gift card to Moose’s Down Under where you can enjoy a non-virtual beer!
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“Helen McCrory brings steel and gusto to the role of Terence Rattigan’s scorned 1950s lover.” –The Guardian
“One-sided passion, unequal love: it’s Rattigan’s abiding theme, explored here with matchless insight.” –The Independent
Discover the tragic real story behind the play in this article from The Telegraph
Find out more about playwright Terrence Rattigan
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