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A smiling Juliet Stevenson is superimposed coming out the top of a striped oversized red, white and blue beach ball, almost as if the ball was her body.

Happy Days

by Samuel Beckett
Direction Natalie Abrahami
Main House

Returned to the Young Vic 13 Feb - 21 Mar 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.

Cast and Creatives

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

David Beames, Juliet Stevenson 

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

David Beames
Juliet Stevenson

Juliet Stevenson talks to Theatre Voice about the return of the critically acclaimed Happy Days.

"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

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