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Artwork for Happy Days. Image shows Siobhan McSweeney as Winnie looking up to the sky. The image has a sketch-like quality to it where it looks like a drawing. The background is coral and Siobhan is wearing a black, strappy top.

Happy Days

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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

Supported by Culture Ireland


From £17.50

Produced by

Landmark Productions

Written by

Samuel Beckett

Directed by

Caitríona McLaughlin

Running time

2 hours including a 20 minute interval

Access performances

Captioned: Sat 1 July, 7.30pm

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Creative Team


Caitríona McLaughlin

Set and Costume Designer

Jamie Vartan

Lighting Designer

Paul Keogan

Sound Designer

Sinéad Diskin

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