« Back to News

THE DEEP BLUE SEA – Review Roundup “Tamsin Greig adds bite to Terence Rattigan”


Terrence Rattigan’s finest play, The Deep Blue Sea returned to Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio this week with Friday Night Dinner star Tamsin Grieg (Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, Jumpy) showing her comic gifts to modern tragedy with bite.

Directed by Lindsay Posner (Noises Off, A View From the Bridge, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Rattigan’s masterpiece is a powerful account of lives blighted by love – or the lack of it.

Tamsin is joined by Oliver Chris (who previously co-starred with Greig in Twelfth Night at the National Theatre) as Freddie Page, as well as Finbar Lynch (Girl from The North Country) as Miller, Nicholas Farrell (Chariots of Fire) as Sir William Collyer, Felicity Montagu (I’m Alan Partridge) as Mrs Elton, Preston Nyman as Philip Welch, Lisa Ambalavanar as Ann Welch and Marc Elliott (The Father and the Assassin) as Jackie Jackson.

Check out our review roundup below:

Photos: The Deep Blue Sea starring Tamsin Greig & Oliver Chris | West End Theatre


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Stage
“In Posner’s staging, it’s all devastatingly performed, with a powerful magnetism”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Guardian
“Tamsin Greig adds bite to Terence Rattigan”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Telegraph
“Tamsin Greig’s Rattigan revival is claustrophobic and needle-sharp”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Broadway World
“Posner’s superb direction and cast evoke a portrait of loneliness and a need against a backdrop of repressed passion”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Times
“Tamsin Greig is lacerating in this love triangle”


Agency Client Lindsay Posner is represented by Katie Haines

Published: 14th May 2024