Theatres and the coronavirus outbreak
London theatres are permitted to open again to live audiences from Monday 17 May 2021.
Some smaller theatres have already made plans to reopen, though this does not apply yet to all venues.
Many of the big, popular shows in the West End have delayed reopening until later in the summer or Autumn.
We advise checking theatre websites for details about their particular reopening schedule and what you can expect when visiting.
Playing until 25 Jul 2021
Image courtesy Anthology Theatre
Winnie and her husband Willie are stuck in every sense of the word.
Endless days and nights pass by while they struggle on, with only each other for company.
Winnie takes comfort in the monotony of her existence, passing the time by completing routine tasks, her blithe and buoyant manner allowing her to believe 'another happy day' is occurring.
But ritual and a sunny disposition can only keep Winnie's head above the parapet for so long, before the futility of her and Willie's existence threatens to engulf her completely.
This enduring, potent, and lively tale of existential limbo presents a playful, but poignant look, at human strength and survival amidst the most surreal of circumstances.
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Age suitability: Not available
Samuel Beckett's world-renowned play Happy Days comes to the Riverside Studios in a landmark 60th anniversary production.
Brought to you by a multi-award-winning creative team, with direction from Trevor Nunn and starring 'Beckett interpreter of the first rank' (Observer) Lisa Dwan as our heroine Winnie, this is a spirited and triumphant revival most pertinent for our unparalleled times.
Continuing a long history of presenting Beckett's work at Riverside Studios, Happy Days will delight and astound you in equal measure, reminding us of the true incomparability of the live theatre experience.
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London W6 9BN
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday - 2-30pm
Saturday - 2-30pm
Sunday - 2-30pm
Captioned performance ‑ Wednesday 23rd June 19‑30
Audio described performance ‑ Thursday 1st July 14‑30
Author: Samuel Beckett
Director: Trevor Nunn
Production: Anthology Theatre