Winnie is at the centre of a land-filled mound, staying put and seeing all. She punctuates her days with reassuring rituals that elevate her mood and bring optimism to this stark, unyielding landscape.

Her mirror, spectacles, and toothbrush all conjure memories and snatches of ancient conversation; a long-forgotten world projected on to life’s detritus. For Winnie, this is going to be a happy day, armed with her lipstick…and a gun.

Royal Exchange Associate Artist Maxine Peake takes on the role of Samuel Beckett’s enigmatic heroine, Winnie, in Artistic Director, Sarah Frankcom’s fresh production of HAPPY DAYS.

This life-affirming twentieth century classic continues to interrogate the complexity of our rapidly changing world, from our everyday struggles to the epic issues of humanity, making this existential masterpiece as relevant as ever.

 David Crellin joins Maxine on stage in the role of Willie. The show runs in the Theatre from 25 May – 23 June.


By Samuel Beckett

Directed by Sarah Frankcom

With Maxine Peake

25 May – 23 June 2018

TICKET PRICES:Standard Tickets from £17.00

PERFORMANCE TIMES:Monday – Saturday Evenings, 7.30pm/ Matinees, 2.30pm 

St Ann’s Square, Manchester M2 7DH.Box Office: 0161 833 9833



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