NT LIVE: The Last of the Haussmans

a new play by Stephen Beresford, Broadcast in HD

Live Broadcast at 2pm; Rebroadcast at 7pm

Julie Walters (Harry Potter) plays Judy Haussman with Rory Kinnear and Helen McCrory as her children in Stephen Beresford's eagerly-anticipated new play: a funny, touching and sometimes savage portrait of a family that’s losing its grip.

Anarchic, feisty but growing old, high society drop-out Judy Haussman remains in spirit with the Ashrams of the 1960s while holding court in her dilapidated Art Deco house on the Devon coast. After an operation, she’s joined by wayward offspring Nick and Libby, sharp-eyed granddaughter Summer, local doctor Peter, and Daniel, a troubled teenager who makes use of the family’s crumbling swimming pool. Together they share a few sweltering months in this chaotic world of all-day drinking, infatuations, long-held resentments, free love and failure.

One of Britain’s best-loved and most versatile actors, Julie Walters has won BAFTA, Golden Globe and Olivier Awards for her work. Her screen credits range from Educating Rita to celebrated work with Victoria Wood, from lead roles in the movies of Mamma Mia! and Harry Potter to portraying Mo Mowlam for Channel 4.

Rory Kinnear recently won the Evening Standard Award for Best Actor for his performance as Hamlet at the National Theatre. Helen McCrory’s acclaimed work includes the films The Queen and, recently, Hugo.

Running time:  3 hours (estimate) including host introduction and one 20-minute intermission


‘Deliciously comical.' Evening Standard

'I was purring in tickled contentment because the fine-tuned cast was so functionally dysfunctional...Helen McCrory and Rory Kinnear, two of the finest actors of their generation' The New York Times

The National Theater of London, one of the world's leading theater producers of Shakespeare, international classic drama and contemporary playwrights, is offering an exciting new initiative - broadcasting live performances of
plays in high definition onto cinema screens worldwide. The Strand is one of 100 venues world wide to broadcast the new HD series in this exciting international partnership. The broadcasts will also feature behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with artists.

Show Dates & Times:

10/11/12 - Thursday

2:00 pm,
7:00 pm,
Admission: 

Adult $23/Student $15
Tickets are still available today at the box office window beginning at 5:30pm.

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