Thursday 11 October, 7:00
“It is a knockout – entertaining, sad and outrageous.” Kate Kellaway, The Observer
Starring: Julie Walters, Rory Kinnear, Helen McCrory
Director: Howard Davies
Written by: Stephen Beresford
Julie Walters plays Judy Haussman with Rory Kinnear and Helen McCrory as her children in this 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.
This performance is rated 12A. It is not suitable for anyone under the age of 12 unless they are accompanied by an adult.