Riverside Studios: Studio 2

Happy Days

No better, no worse, no change, no pain. Nothing more to say, nothing more to do.’

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.

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.

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.

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. The Landmark 60th Anniversary Production

‘One of the most unforgettable plays in the modern canon.’- The New York Times on the 2017 Broadway Production of Happy Days'

‘Dwan is an instrument of Beckett' - The New York Times'

Director: Trevor Nunn


Friday 18th June - 25th July 2021


The appearance of any performer is subject to change and may be affected by contracts, holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers' control. If in doubt, please check with the Box Office before booking.

Seat Selection Info

Price Bands are based upon viewing quality. Band A has the best viewing quality overall. Band D is the furthest from the stage. All Bands have a clear view to the stage.

Good To Know

Please note that due to Covid restrictions tickets must be purchased in twos within your chosen tier. You will be distanced and screened from those surrounding you. If you need to buy a ticket for an odd number of people, we have a limited number of these available, but these will be allocated on a show-by-show basis. Please contact our Box Office to assist.

Your pair of seats within your purchased tier will be allocated by our Venue Operations staff as we must adapt to the changing landscape of Covid19 restrictions. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.


Riverside Studios: Studio 2

 101 Queen Caroline St, Hammersmith, London W6 9BN

Additional Details & FAQ

Access Information

For Accessibility information please contact 020 8237 1010.

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email with your voucher attached. Please show your voucher on your phone, or print this ticket, to gain entry to the event. The voucher will be checked and/or scanned upon entry.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges after booking.

Where Do I Go

Riverside Studios
101 Queen Caroline Street
Hammersmith, London W6 9BN