October 3, 2012 | Back to: Entertainment

Next National Theatre Live performance focuses on family

Following on the heals of the highly acclaimed new play, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time,” comes another sold-out hit from the National Theatre of London. Julie Walters leads the cast in “The Last of the Haussmans,” a new play by Stephen Beresford, to be broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas around the world on Oct. 11.

The play, directed by Howard Davies and also stars Rory Kinnear and Helen McCrory, will show at Sierra Cinemas at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 11 and again at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 17.

“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 that’s losing its grip. Anarchic, feisty but growing old, high society drop-out Judy Haussman (Julie Walters) 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 (Rory Kinnear) and Libby (Helen McCrory), 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.

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE performances are filmed live in high definition and broadcast via satellite to almost 400 cinemas around the world, live in Europe and some US cities, and time-delayed in countries further afield. The performances at the National are nominated in advance to allow cameras greater freedom in the auditorium.

“The Last of the Haussmans” runs approximately three hours including intermission. For more information, visit www.SierraTheaters.com or call (530) 477-9000.

Submitted to The Union


Explore Related Articles

The Union Updated Oct 15, 2012 10:39AM Published Oct 16, 2012 07:54AM Copyright 2012 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.