Anthology Theatre, in association with Riverside Studios, present a 60th anniversary production of Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, directed by Trevor Nunn (Fiddler on the Roof) and starring award-winning Lisa Dwan (The Beckett Trilogy, No’s Knife) as Winnie.
The production opens on 18 February 2021 at Riverside Studios, with previews from 16 February, and running until 28 March 2021.
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.
This brand-new production of Beckett’s two hander will be staged in a COVID-safe environment following government advice and adhering to social distancing guidelines.
Happy Days marks the first production from recently relaunched Anthology Theatre Productions. With a long history of investment and co-production, Anthology Theatre has repositioned itself as a full-scale production company, producing and managing its own work under newly appointed Managing Director & Executive Producer, Lil Lambley.