The Last of the Haussmans

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Julie Walters plays Judy Haussman, with Rory Kinnear and Helen McCrory as her wayward offspring, in this eagerly-anticipated new play about the sometimes comical, sometimes poignant, aftermath of 1960s peace, love and radicalism.

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. Playwright Stephen Beresford’s The Last of the Haussmans examines the fate of the revolutionary generation and offers a funny, touching and sometimes savage portrait of a family that’s losing its grip. Directed by Howard Davies.

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 roles in Mamma Mia!, Harry Potter, and more.

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 Hugo.