Danny and the Deep Blue Sea offers no easy answers but ultimately affirms that there is always hope. Play With Fire’s fiercely-focused, emotionally-charged production is truly compelling, and Solomon and Ellis Ryan are both excellent. One of the best things I’ve seen so far this year." - Circles and Stalls
"Confounds expectations and becomes a life-enhancing experience. A pair of stunning performances.." - British Theatre Guide
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"An immensely intense and powerful piece"- North West End
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"Drowning in despair one moment while gleefully flinging arms around each other the next. Powerful and affecting theatre once again from Play With Fire Productions." - Opening Night
Directed by Daniel Bradford
Starring Danny Solomon & Hannah Ellis Ryan
Associate Producer: Sean Luttman
Stage Manager: Abby Chapman
Rehearsal and Performance Photos: Mark Russell
Poster Design: Chris Ball
Danny is a trucker who people call The Beast.
Roberta is a troubled young mother with a teenage son that her parents must now raise.
Danny and Roberta butt heads and egos in the Bronx before discovering through each other that there is a space for love in their lives. A dangerous and messy love, but love nonetheless.
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea touches the unspoken parts of our humanity: the violence, insanity, love and hate that can occur in the space between two people.
Writer John Patrick Shanley is an Academy Award winning writer (Best Screenplay, Moonstruck). He was also the recipient of an Obie Award for Playwriting, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award in 2005 for Doubt: A Parable.