ADC theatre
Tue 15 - Sat 19 October

The Deep Blue Sea

Terence Rattigan

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

In the sitting room of a dishevelled flat in post-war London, Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt. Slowly, the story of her tempestuous affair with an alcoholic RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to unravel. With it comes a portrait of a woman steeped in need, loneliness, and a long-repressed passion.

Terence Rattigan’s masterpiece and one of the greatest tragedies of the twentieth century, The Deep Blue Sea offers a close and unflinching look at the fragile veneer of social repression and the brutal sense of loss and longing that lingers just beneath.

Times

Tue 15 October at 7:45pm
Wed 16 October at 7:45pm
Thu 17 October at 7:45pm
Fri 18 October at 7:45pm
Sat 19 October at 7:45pm

Venue

ADC theatre

Tickets

TUE £9–£11, WED/THU £10–£14, FRI/SAT £11–£15

Suicide
Mental Health Issues

The ADC Theatre is Britain's oldest University playhouse, today administered and maintained by the University of Cambridge. Plays have been presented on the site since 1855, when the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC) was founded, and the society met and performed in the back room of the Hoop Inn, which stood almost exactly where the ADC Theatre stands today.  Today, the ADC Theatre is the centre of University drama in Cambridge, run almost entirely by students with no Faculty involvement. 

Access

When you arrive at the ADC Theatre, there are power assisted doors to the Box Office. In the foyer there is a lift which leads up to the bar and auditorium. The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor across the foyer. 

The ADC Theatre is conveniently located near the Park Street Car Park, which has 7 disabled parking bays.

If you are booking a wheelchair seat in the ADC auditorium for the first time, please call the Box Office on 01223 300085 or email access@adctheatre.com. We will then alter the permissions of your ADC account so that you can access the wheelchair seats on our website when you book in the future. 

Complimentary tickets are available for full-time carers.

The ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom is fitted with an infra-red audio system designed to help deaf and hard of hearing patrons. If you are using the system for the first time, please arrive early and seek advice from our Front of House team.

Assistance dogs are welcome in both of our venues. Please call the Box Office or email the above address when booking to ensure you are seated appropriately.

Address

ADC Theatre
Park Street
Cambridge
CB5 8AS
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Tickets

15 October 7:45pm 7:45pm Buy tickets
16 October 7:45pm 7:45pm Buy tickets
17 October 7:45pm 7:45pm Buy tickets
18 October 7:45pm 7:45pm Buy tickets
19 October 7:45pm 7:45pm Buy tickets