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Siobhán McSweeney shines in Beckett’s Happy Days”
★★★★ Irish Examiner
BAFTA winner Siobhán McSweeney (Derry Girls, The Great Pottery Throw Down) plays Winnie in Beckett’s masterpiece, directed by Caitríona McLaughlin, Artistic Director of Ireland’s national theatre, The Abbey.
the Derry Girls star is superb… a magnificent performance’
★★★★ The Irish Examiner
Critics described Siobhán McSweeney’s performance as ‘a dream‘ (Irish Mail on Sunday) and ‘superb … a remarkable feat’ (Irish Examiner) when it was streamed live from the stage of the 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin in 2021. Now audiences will have the opportunity to see one of Ireland’s best-loved actors play Samuel Beckett’s iconic heroine live on stage in Birmingham.
a magnificent brutal revival of Samuel Beckett’s wasteland marriage play”
★★★★★ Musings in Intermission
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 plays it like a dream”
★★★★ Irish Mail on Sunday
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Captioned: Sat 1 July, 7.30pm
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Howard trained at Mountview Theatre School and at the Science of Acting. He is delighted to be a part of Happiness at the Cervantes Theatre.
Translations (Abbey Theatre/Lyric Belfast), Irish Blood, English Heart (Trafalgar Studios); Clandestine Marriage (Queen’s Theatre); A Doll’s House (Playhouse Theatre); The Seagull (UK Tour, Thelma Holt); The Merchant of Venice (Birmingham Rep.); The Robbers; The Relapse (Glasgow Citizens); Mariluise (The Gate); The Gentleman’s Tea Drinking Society (Ransom Productions, Belfast);On the Subject of Love (Derry Playhouse).
East Enders; Holby City; Doctors; Waking the Dead; The Bill; Spooks; Aircraft Investigations (Discovery).
Basic Combat, Football, Yoga, Running, Snooker, Squash, Baritone, Bass singing, and Computer literate.
Dorset, Liverpool, London, and Sussex.
Set and Costume Designer
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