The Deep Blue Sea A portrait of long repressed passion
THE NATIONAL Theatre’s The Deep Blue Sea encores at Palace Cineplex this Sunday. Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece contains one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Helen McCrory and director Carrie Cracknell reunite following the acclaimed Medea in 2014.
When Hester Collyer 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.
Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing. Helen McCrory in the National Theatre’s ‘The Deep Blue Sea’. MARVEL’S DOCTOR Strange topped a strong weekend at the box office with $85.1 million from North American theatres, according to box office sales reported by the studios on Monday. The success of Strange also continues Marvel’s now 14-film streak of always opening in first place.
There was more money to go around, too. DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls sang its way into the second-place spot with $46.6 million, while Mel Gibson’s independently financed WWII drama Hacksaw Ridge took third place with $15.2 million.
The top 20 movies at US and Canadian theatres Friday through Sunday, are as compiled Monday by comScore: 1. Doctor Strange, Disney 2. Trolls, 20th Century Fox 3. Hacksaw Ridge, Lionsgate 4. Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, Lionsgate, 5. Inferno, Sony 6. The Accountant, Warner Bros 7. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Paramount 8. Ouija: Origin Of Evil, Universal 9. The Girl On The Train, Universal 10. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, 20th Century Fox 11. Moonlight, A24 12. Keeping Up With The Joneses, 20th Century Fox 13. Storks, Warner Bros. 14. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Fox International Productions 15. Deepwater Horizon, Lionsgate 16. Kevin Hart: What Now?, Universal 17. Sully, Warner Bros. 18. The Magnificent Seven, Sony 19. Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life, Lionsgate 20. A Man Called Ove, Music Box Films.