Happy Days Live Broadcast from The Olympia Theatre Saturday 30 January 2021
The Olympia Theatre and Landmark Productions
by Samuel Beckett
Directed by Caitríona McLaughlin
with Marty Rea as Willie
Set and costume designed by Jamie Vartan
Lighting designed by Paul Keogan
Sound designed by Sinéad Diskin
DATES AND TIMES
Live Broadcast*: 7.30pm, Saturday 30 January LIVE from the Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Video On Demand*: Buy up until 7.30pm Monday 1 Feb. Watch back from 10am Sunday 31 Jan – midnight Monday 1 Feb.
*All times are in GMT Irish time
ABOUT THE SHOW
Winnie is buried up to her waist. The merciless sun beats down. Her husband Willie barely speaks.
And yet! - she proclaims – ‘this will have been another happy day’.
Defiant, determined and fiercely resilient, Winnie greets each day with humour and boundless optimism, and lives as best she can between the bell for waking, and the bell for sleep.
Siobhán McSweeney (Derry Girls) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece. Directed by Caitríona McLaughlin, with Marty Rea (Waiting for Godot) as Willie, Happy Days will be streamed live from Dublin’s iconic Olympia Theatre for one performance only, on 30 January 2021. Video On Demand available until 1 February. See below for details.
Show duration: 2 hours including a fifteen minute interval.
SHOW PROGRAMME Download the show programme here.
HOW TO BOOK
Choose the ticket type that most suits your circumstances from the ORDER TICKETS section on the right. Click the PLACE YOUR ORDER button to continue with your purchase. You will receive a ticket by email with a link to view the show on one device. Video on Demand option also available - see below.
HOW TO WATCH
WATCH ON DEMAND
Video On Demand: Buy up until 7.30pm Monday 1 Feb. Watch back from 10am Sunday 31 Jan – midnight Monday 1 Feb. (All times are in GMT Irish time. Please adjust for your local time zone). Book tickets here.
An audio description is available for this show at this link and a transcript is available to download here. For patrons who are visually impaired, this Audio Described Introduction serves as a spoken programme. The audio describes the cast, their physical characteristics and costumes, the set, as well as a brief introduction to the play itself. The introduction plays for 5 minutes and 44 seconds and is also available in written form.
The Olympia Theatre is grateful to the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media for its support as part of the Pilot Live Performance Support Scheme.
THE OLYMPIA THEATRE
As well as being the home of music and comedy The Olympia Theatre is proud of its theatrical programming, staging the best in national and international theatre. In the last three years, amongst others, it has staged the world premiere of Copperface Jacks The Musical, the first Dublin presentation of Martin McDonagh’s A Skull in Connemara and the Irish premieres of David Walliams Gangsta Granny and Billionaire Boy. The Olympia is proud of its ongoing collaborations with Landmark Productions - which include The Walworth Farce, starring Brendan Gleeson, Brian Gleeson and Domhnall Gleeson - and the musical Once, which ran at the Olympia for three consecutive summers - and is very excited to co-present Happy Days by Samuel Beckett. For more visit www.olympia.ie
Landmark Live is a new online streaming platform from Landmark Productions, one of Ireland’s leading theatre producers. The company has toured internationally to leading theatres and festivals worldwide, including St Ann’s Warehouse, Irish Arts Center and BAM in New York; the Edinburgh International Festival; and the Barbican, Royal Opera House and the National Theatre in London.
Find out more about Landmark Productions.