‘No better, no worse, no change, no pain. Nothing more to say, nothing more to do.’
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.
Continuing a long history of presenting 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. The Landmark 60th Anniversary Production.
‘One of the most unforgettable plays in the modern canon.’- The New York Times on the 2017 Broadway Production of Happy Days'
‘Dwan is an instrument of Beckett' - The New York Times'
There will be a post-show Q&A on Tuesday 22nd June. Please remain in your seats after the show if you wish to attend. The Q&A shall last for around 20 minutes.
A captioned performance will take place on Wednesday 23rd June (19:30) and an audio described performance will take place on Thursday 1st July (14:30). If you would like to engage in our Audio Described system, please select an Audio Described ticket in addition to your standard tickets when booking so that we can contact you with further information. This technology will require a smart phone.
If you have specific access requirements with regards to these, or any other performances, please contact the box office.
Please be aware that due to Covid restrictions tickets must be purchased in solos and pairs within your chosen band. You will be distanced from those surrounding you, and your seats within your purchased band will be allocated by our Venue Operations staff on the day of the performance.
If you have any specific requirements, please call our Box Office to make your booking on 020 8237 1010. Our Ticketing Policy is available to read here.