On Thursday, October 11, National Theatre Live will broadcast a live performance of
The Last of the Haussmans
a new play by Stephen Beresford
Directed by Howard Davies
The broadcasts will be shown at cinemas throughout North America with many encore dates available.
“I was purring in tickled contentment because the fine-tuned cast was so functionally dysfunctional.”
- Ben Brantley, New York Times
National Theatre Live’s fourth season continues with The Last of the Haussmans, directed by Howard Davies. Steven Beresford’s acclaimed new play is a funny, touching and sometimes savage portrait of a family that’s losing its grip. The cast includes includes Julie Walters, Rory Kinnear and Helen McCrory. The darkly comic drama is completely sold out at the National Theatre.
National Theatre Live is an initiative by the UK’s National Theatre to broadcast live performances onto cinema screens around the world. Since its first season, which began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phédre starring Helen Mirren, over one million people have now experienced the National’s work on movie screens worldwide. This past record-breaking season, which included the program’s most seen title to date One Man, Two Guvnors, has contributed significantly to the National’s recently reported growth in global audiences.
In the New York City area, screenings continue at NYU’s Skirball Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Cinema 123, Symphony Space, Kew Gardens Cinema, Fairfield University (CT), and more. National Theatre Live can be seen at cinemas screens throughout North America.
Anarchic and 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.
For a complete list of U.S. dates, times & locations, please check: www.ntlive.com