"Happy Days" ahead for Cork Midsummer Festival 2023
Siobhán McSweeney (Derry Girls, Extraordinary) plays Winnie in Beckett’s masterpiece, directed by Caitríona McLaughlin.
Cork Midsummer Festival and Cork Opera House present
Happy Days by Samuel Beckett
by Samuel Beckett
directed by Caitríona McLaughlin, starring Siobhán McSweeney
14 - 17 June 2023 for five performances only - tickets on sale now!
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 3Olympia in 2021. Now audiences will have the opportunity to see the much-loved Cork actress play Samuel Beckett’s iconic heroine live on stage for 5 performances only. The production will premiere at Cork Opera House, as part of Cork Midsummer Festival 2023.
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.
Set and costumes designed by Jamie Vartan
Lighting designed by Paul Keogan
Sound designed by Sinéad Diskin
★★★★ 'a testament to resilience and fortitude'
The Irish Times
★★★★ 'Siobhán McSweeney shines in Beckett’s Happy Days ... superb ... a remarkable feat'
★★★★ 'Siobhán McSweeney plays it like a dream’
Irish Mail on Sunday
Landmark Productions would like to acknowledge the support of the Arts Council.