Anthology Theatre in association with Riverside Studios present

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★★★★★

The Independent

★★★★★

Broadway World 

★★★★★

The Arts Desk

★★★★★

London Theatre

★★★★★

Everything Theatre

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The Telegraph

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Financial Times

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Observer 

★★★★

Evening Standard

★★★★

The Stage

★★★★

WhatsOnStage

‘A work of towering GENIUS.’

 

THE INDEPENDENT 

‘Dwan has the audience spellbound. Formidable’

The Telegraph 

‘A riveting play abut human endurance, is masterfully done. A triumph.’

Evening Standard 

 

Winnie and her husband Willie are stuck in every sense of the word. Endless days and nights pass by while they struggle on, with only each other for company. 

 

Samuel Beckett’s world-renowned play Happy Days comes to the Riverside Studios in a landmark 60th anniversary production. Brought to you by a multi-award-winning creative team, with direction from Trevor Nunn and starring ‘Beckett interpreter of the first rank’ (Observer) Lisa Dwan as our heroine Winnie, this is a spirited and triumphant revival most pertinent for our unparalleled times.

 

Winnie takes comfort in the monotony of her existence, passing the time by completing routine tasks, her blithe and buoyant manner allowing her to believe ‘another happy day’ is occurring. But ritual and a sunny disposition can only keep Winnie’s head above the parapet for so long, before the futility of her and Willie’s existence threatens to engulf her completely. 

 

This enduring, potent, and lively tale of existential limbo presents a playful, but poignant look, at human strength and survival amidst the most surreal of circumstances. 

 

Happy Days will delight and astound you in equal measure, reminding us of the true incomparability of the live theatre experience.

CAST AND COMPANY

Winnie – Lisa Dwan

Willie – Simon Wolfe

Understudy Winnie – Claire Morrissey

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Director – Trevor Nunn

Designer – Robert Jones

Lighting – Tim Mitchell

Sound – Johnny Edwards

 

Production Manager – Matt Towell

Costume Supervisor – Kate Hemstock

‘An ASTONISHING performance from Lisa Dwan.

Has to be seen to be believed. '

Theatre Weekly 

   Limited Season Playing at the Riverside Studios  

MUST END 25 July 2021 - BOOK NOW

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