The Last of the Haussmans

The Last of the Haussmans

Lyttelton - National Theatre

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  • Booking until: Sunday, 16 September 2012
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The Last of the Haussmans description

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 as they alternately cling to and flee this louche and chaotic world of all-day drinking, infatuations, long-held resentments, free love and failure.

Stephen Beresford's The Last of the Haussmans examines the fate of the revolutionary generation and offers a funny, touching and at times savage portrait of a family full of longing thatÂ?s losing its grip.

Julie Walters plays Judy Haussman, with Rory Kinnear and Helen McCrory as her wayward offspring.


Julie Walters, Rory Kinnear, Helen McCrory

Playing at Lyttelton - National Theatre

South Bank, London, SE1 9PX (venue info)

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