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Sunday 31 August 2014

Beckett's 'Happy Days'

Published 04/02/2014 | 05:24

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Fans of legendary playwright Samuel Beckett will be delighted to hear that The Godot Company are set to stage a special performance of 'Happy Days' at The George Bernard Shaw Theatre on Thursday night.

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'Happy Days' is the third of Beckett's great comic/tragic full length plays on the human condition with 'Waiting for Godot' and 'Endgame' being the other two.

The heroine is Winnie, a housewife married to Willie, and both find themselves alone in a barren wilderness. In an often hilarious play, Winnie depends on Willie for company and support even though he spends most of his time sleeping.

She finds comfort in literary quotations and in the contents of her black bag which she delves into throughout her Happy Day.Winnie is expertly played by Colette Kelly, while Oengus MacNamara, who has performed in every Irish tour by The Godot Company, will play Willie with John Calder in the director's chair.

Tickets are priced at €16/14 and can be purchased from the box office on 059 9172400 or online at www.gbshawtheatre.ie.

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