The Last of the Haussmans

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Sharmill Films + Riverside

The Last of the Haussmans

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 27 October - 28 October 2012

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.

Cast includes:
Rory Kinnear
Isabella Laughland
Helen McCrory
Matthew Marsh
Julie Walters

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

Dates & Times:
1pm, Saturday 27 October 2012
1pm, Sunday 28 October 2012

Adult $25, Seniors and Pensioners $22, F/T Student and Child U16 $15*
* Transaction fees apply
*N.B. This is a screening of National Theatre Live, broadcast to you from London

What the press say

Sunday Telegraph


Daily Express, Daily Mail, Evening Standard, Financial Times, Independent on Sunday, Sunday Express, The Times

‘Deliciously comical.’ Evening Standard

‘A knockout – entertaining, sad and outrageous.’ Observer

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

‘I was purring in tickled contentment…Helen McCrory and Rory Kinnear, two of the finest actors of their generation.’ The New York Times



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Ticket Prices

Adult $25
Senior $22
Pensioner $22
Full Time Student $15
Child 16&U $15

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