Happy Days (Riverside Studios)
Happy Days (Riverside Studios)

Happy Days (Riverside Studios) London Reviews and Tickets

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A 60th Anniversary production of Samuel Beckett's darkly buoyant play about a wilting married couple.

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Critic Reviews (9)

The Telegraph (UK)
June 18th, 2021

Lisa Dwan, a formidable interpreter of Beckett’s work, has the audience spellbound in this 60th-anniversary production.
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The London Evening Standard
June 18th, 2021

Dwan, the leading interpreter of Beckett’s work today, treats the limitation as an inspiration, giving a performance of immensely rich texture both physically and verbally.
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The Guardian (UK)
June 18th, 2021

Dwan’s performance is compelling, but there is the sense that there is a weightier, more potent Winnie lying further down, deep within her.
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The Times (UK)
June 18th, 2021

[Lisa Dwan gives] an impressive, occasionally overly broad performance.
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London Theatre
June 25th, 2021

Whatever the reason, this is the most powerful Happy Days I’ve experienced in multiple encounters with this play, dating back to the great Irene Worth at New York’s Public Theater back in the day.
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The Stage (UK)
June 18th, 2021

It’s a gruelling piece to perform, but Dwan, pregnant beneath her skirt of earth, is in her element, at once hypnotic and human.
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The Independent (UK)
June 20th, 2021

Trevor Nunn’s beautiful, deeply considered 60th-anniversary production offers a shock to the system in new and unforeseen ways.
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WhatsOnStage
June 18th, 2021

Nunn's production: tempered yet unambitious, is about as faithful a replication of Beckett's intentions as one would hope for.
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