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The National Theatre of Great Britain
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Happy Days

By Samuel Beckett

Venue Abbey Theatre
Date 2 Oct - 4 Oct 7.30pm
4 Oct 2.00pm
6 Oct - 11 Oct 7.30pm
11 Oct 2.00
Duration 1hr 45mins



Director Deborah Warner
Set Designer Tom Pye
Lightning Designer Jean Kalman
Sound Score Mel Mercier
Sound Designer Christopher Shutt
Producer Padraig Cusack
Cast Fiona Shaw and Tim Potter

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happy days

"Ah yes, so little to say, so little to do, and the fear so great, certain days, of finding oneself... left, with hours still to run, before the bell for sleep, and nothing more to say, nothing more to do, that the days go by, certain days go by, quite by, the bell goes, and little or nothing said, little or nothing done. [Raising parasol.] That is the danger. [Turning front.] To be guarded against." 

Blazing light, scorched grass. Buried to above her waist and woken by a piercing bell, Winnie chatters away as she rummages in a bag, brushes her teeth, pulls out and kisses a revolver. Her husband, Willie, studies a pornographic postcard. A second bell signals the end of another happy day. 
Don't miss this unique opportunity to see one of theatre's richest and most enduring creative partnerships - actress Fiona Shaw and director Deborah Warner - working on one of Beckett's greatest plays. 

“...a tour-de-force of wondrous invention and energy.” The Daily Telegraph

We Feel... 
A major actor and a major director return to Dublin with their triumphant interpretation of one of the great plays of Ireland’s renowned dramatist, Samuel Beckett.


Talking Theatre
Fiona Shaw.
Oct 7 Post-show (9.15pm approx).

Panel Discussion
State of Play: The role of National Theatres.
Oct 4, 4.45pm. Abbey Theatre.

 

Photo credit: Kokkinias & Polychronakis

           
           
   
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