The Last Of The Haussmans
Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:12 PM
Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:39 AM
Posted 13 June 2012 - 12:44 PM
Performance wise, it belongs to McCrory. She's pitch perfect, a seething mass of frustration and self loathing. Her screaming fit in Act Two was sterling work. Kinnear is great too, but is a tad miscast I think. He's not exactly a whippet thin maelstrom of self doubt and emotional fragility, which is what the text seems to be getting at. Walters is very Julie Walters, but that's never a bad thing. All in all, very much worth seeing, but not *quite* a drop everything run to get a ticket must see.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 04:28 PM
Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:36 PM
This is my first play that I've seen Walters in, and although she was good, I was slightly underwhelmed by her performance. She has such a distinct voice that it took a while warming to her accent, her wig looks strange and I couldn't help but think she was an older Edina Monsoon - an Eddie that had given up on fashion and celebrity in favour of embracing her inner hippy.
I think those who are unhappy with the 'thin' line, need to remember all family of a certain age say you look thin after a large period of absence in each others lives - surely it's meant as an affectionate way of saying "let me make sure you get a decent meal".
Oh, and I'm a little (if not a lot) in love with the pool boy!
Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:33 PM
Posted 14 June 2012 - 07:36 PM
Also, has anyone been to the stage door for this? (Where is the stage door at the National?)
Posted 14 June 2012 - 07:42 PM
Posted 14 June 2012 - 09:00 PM
Posted 14 June 2012 - 09:08 PM
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