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Happy Days

Happy Days

by Samuel Beckett

13 Feb - 21 Mar 2015

Main House

Show information 

The smash hit returns in 2015.

Olivier Award-winning stage and screen actress Juliet Stevenson (Truly Madly Deeply, Death and the Maiden) takes on of one the great roles in Samuel Beckett’s surreal masterpiece Happy Days, directed by Natalie Abrahami.

Trapped in a scorched wasteland with her detached husband, Winnie keeps despair at bay with ritual, song and her trusty lipstick. But is our buoyant, hopeful heroine in denial of her ever-diminishing world?

50 years on this powerful tale of resilience – and of a woman’s ability to survive against overwhelming odds – still shocks and amazes.

★★★★★
"A masterpiece... mesmerising."
The Daily Telegraph

★★★★★
"Triumphant."
Mail on Sunday

★★★★
"Juliet Stevenson lights up the role of Winnie."
The Observer

★★★★
"Stevenson is rapturous."
The Sunday Times

★★★★
"I left the theatre walking on air… an evening to cherish."
The Times

★★★★
"Magnetic"
The Guardian

★★★★
"Extraordinary."
The Independent

★★★★
"Juliet Stevenson at her finest."
Metro
 

★★★★
"Utterly devastating… A triumph."
Time Out

★★★★
"Happy days indeed."
Financial Times

Click here to see what audiences had to say about Happy Days in 2014.
 

Performances

Monday - Saturday: 7:30pm

Running time: 2 hours  

Please note that latecomers may not be admitted.

Tickets

Tickets: £10, £19.50, £25, £35 
Previews: (13 - 18 Feb£10, £19.50

A limited number of discounts are available for each performance. Early booking is advised.

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Seating

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Food & drink

The Cut Bar & Restaurant at the Young Vic serves an inspired mix of classic and original play-themed dishes create an exciting menu from fresh, free-range and organic ingredients. 

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In the press

"He really is a genius" Juliet Stevenson talks to The Independent on Sunday about Happy Days and performing the work of Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett's biographer and friend James Knowlson writes about the possible inspirations for Happy Days in The Guardian

Happy Days director Natalie Abrahami discusses the production on Radio 4's Start The Week

Juliet Stevenson's cultural highlights in The Observer

BBC Radio 4's Front Row interviews Juliet Stevenson about Happy Days

First Impressions: Juliet Stevenson in The Lady

The greatest show on earth: Juliet Stevenson talks to The Independent about the 'summit' role of Winnie in Happy Days

"Two hours a night I'm buried in gravel... I couldn't ask for more" Juliet Stevenson discusses her Happy Days experience with the Evening Standard

Direction Natalie Abrahami
Design Vicki Mortimer
Light Paule Constable
Sound Tom Gibbons
Movement Joseph Alford
Casting Julia Horan CDG 

With
David Beames
Juliet Stevenson

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