OnStage week



Come to a Schools Show performance of The Deep Blue Sea at Roslyn Packer Theatre and check out our pop-up Archives exhibition.


Wed 12 Feb, 11.30am, Roslyn Packer Theatre

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.

For more details see here.

Pre-Show forum
10.15am, Roslyn Packer Theatre
In this pre-show briefing Director Paige Rattray will discuss how this powerful modern classic was brought to life. This is an opportunity for students to gain a unique insight into the rehearsal process, directorial vision and realisation of this important play.

Post-show Q&A with the cast
The post-show Q&A will allow students to ask questions of the cast.


STC has produced many of the plays featured in the Topics of Study and the Individual Projects list for Drama and English modules, making our archives a valuable resource for HSC students and teachers. Make an appointment to view an archival recording of a past production during OnStage Week at Roslyn Packer Theatre. 

A list of available recordings can be viewed here. To book, email


Explore costumes, set model boxes, production photos, programs, set and costume design sketches and press clippings in our pop-up exhibition of STC Archives specially curated for OnStage Week. While The Wharf is closed for a much-needed renovation, we will be creating this special Archives exhibition at Roslyn Packer Theatre for students and teachers to explore. 

This is a valuable resource for HSC Drama students, particularly those focusing on Set, Costume or Poster & Promotion Design.