SAN DIEGO -- “The Last Of The Haussmans,” part of London’s National Theatre Live series, plays at 2 pm Sunday, Oct. 28, and at 7 pm Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Reading Gaslamp 15 Theatre.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the theater or HERE.
Running time is about three hours, including host introduction and one 20-minute intermission.
Julie Walters 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, 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.
Kinnear recently won the Evening Standard Award for Best Actor for his performance as Hamlet at the National Theatre. McCrory’s acclaimed work includes the films “The Queen” and “Hugo.”