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National Theatre Live:
The Last of the Haussmans

NT Live

In collaboration with the British Embassy & the British Council in Athens

The Last of the Haussmans a new play by Stephen Beresford

Live transmission from the National Theatre - London

With English subtitles

Julie Walters plays Judy Haussman with Rory Kinnear and Helen McCrory as her children in this 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.

Cast includes
Daniel: Taron Egerton
Nick: Rory Kinnear
Summer: Isabella Laughland
Libby: Helen McCrory
Peter: Matthew Marsh
Judy: Julie Walters

Director: Howard Davies
Designer: Vicki Mortimer
Lighting designer: Mark Henderson
Sound designer: Christopher Shutt

“Helen McCrory and Rory Kinnear, two of the finest actors of their generation”
New York Times

“Julie Walters's sense of comic timing is remarkable, a performance that mingles humour with great pathos.” Daily Express

Photos by Catherine Ashmore