The Deep Blue Sea

A FROSTY tale of very British passion, The Deep Blue Sea never really transcends its stage play origins.

A FROSTY tale of very British passion, The Deep Blue Sea never really transcends its stage play origins.

Lead man Tom Hiddleton in particular struts about like it’s an afternoon matinee at the RSC, all strident posturing and clenched delivery. Thank God then for Rachel Weisz, radiant as ever as the willowy housewife who abandons her safe but boring marriage for a doomed fling with Hiddleton’s rakish RAF pilot. As melancholic as a Graham Greene novel but without the wit, it’s only her full-blooded performance that lends these torpid waters any depth at all.

The Deep Blue Sea screens at the Dunamaise this Saturday.