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Happy Days
Happy Days Tickets

Happy Days Tickets

11 Jun 2021 - 25 Jul 2021

Happy Days Information

Continuing a long history of presenting Samuel Beckett's work at Riverside Studios, Happy Days will delight and astound you in equal measure, reminding us of the true incomparability of the live theatre experience for its landmark 60th anniversary production. 

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.

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.



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Opening date

June 11th, 2021

Closing date

July 25th, 2021


Riverside Studios

Cast and creative

By: Samuel Beckett
Director: Trevor Nunn
Cast list: Lisa Dwan, Simon Wolfe
Design: Robert Jones
Lighting: Tim Mitchell
Costume: Kate Hemstock
Sound: Johnny Edwards

Our review

Photo credit: Lisa Dwan in Happy Days (Photo by Helen Maybanks)

"Another heavenly day," trills Winnie, the inexhaustibly chatty - not to mention seemingly inexhaustible - heroine of Beckett's Happy Days, which is marking its 60th birthday this year with a heavenly Riverside Studios revival from the director Trevor Nunn. Perhaps it takes the wisdom accrued over a life to bring to this Irishman's seminal two-hander the forcefulness and clarity imparted here by Nunn, who is himself an indefatigable 81. Whatever the reason, this is the most powerful Happy Days...

Latest Happy Days News & Features

Photo credit: Lisa Dwan in Happy Days (Photo by Helen Maybanks)

Ahead of performances beginning next month, the full cast and creative team for the upcoming revival of Samuel Beckett's Happy Days has been named. Happy Days is at Riverside Studios from 11 June - 25 July, with the production honouring the play's 60th anniversary.As previously announced, Lisa Dwan will play Winnie, whose theatre credits include Beckett's The Beckett Trilogy and No's Knife. Simon Wolfe will play Willie, with London credits including War Horse at the National Theatre and Punk...

Photo credit: Lisa Dwan (Photo by Faye Thomas)

UPDATE: Happy Days is postponed at Riverside Studios. Performances will now take place from 11 June - 25 Jul. 2021.Samuel Beckett's Happy Days will be staged at Riverside Studios in 2021, it has been announced. Trevor Nunn will direct the 60th anniversary production at the off-West End venue.Happy Days follows Winnie, a woman whose hopeful attitude towards life leads her to believe that good times are just around the corner. But, her sunny disposition can't last forever, and her existence, as...

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