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I have composed the score to The Deep Blue Sea, Directed by Paige Rattray for Sydney Theatre Company.

Here is a feature about the music for the show:

★★★★ “Marta Dusseldorp delivers an extraordinarily rich portrait” TimeOut
★★★★ “A fascinating production” Stage Noise


By Terence Rattigan
Directed by Paige Rattray

Beneath the surface of desire

It’s 1952 in post-Blitz London and Hester Collyer’s life is in turmoil. She has gambled everything – her home, her status, her marriage to a High Court judge – to pursue a life with the dashing RAF fighter pilot Freddie, and she has lost. Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea, the deep blue sea suddenly looks very inviting. But Hester is determined to forge her own path in a repressive age.

Terence Rattigan was one of the great stage and screen writers of the twentieth century and The Deep Blue Sea one of his master works. In Hester, he has created one of the most striking heroines of his era: strong-willed, unconventional and complex.

After an almost decade-long absence from the STC stage, Marta Dusseldorp returns as Hester. She’s joined by Fayssal Bazzi (Mary Stuart) as the feckless Freddie, iconic performer Paul Capsis, Matt Day, Vanessa Downing (How to Rule the World), Charlie Garber (The Real Thing), Contessa Treffone (The Harp in the South) and Brandon McClelland (Saint Joan).

Helmed by Associate Director Paige Rattray, The Deep Blue Sea is a beautiful, humanist drama about loss, longing, and having the courage to want more.

“To live without hope can mean to live without despair.” Dr Miller