Company SJ and Abbey Theatre in association with Dublin Theatre Festival and Galway International Arts Festival

Laethanta Sona (Happy Days) at the Samuel Beckett Theatre


14 - 17 October 2021

by Samuel Beckett

Booking Information


Dates: 14 – 17 October
Preview: 14 October
Venue: Samuel Beckett Theatre
Tickets: €20 – €30
Running time: 2 hours with interval

Performed in Irish

Part of the Dublin Theatre Festival

All tickets available through the Dublin Theatre Festival Box Office.

Priority booking for Friends of the Festival opens at 12pm on 11th August. General booking will open at 12pm on 24th of August.

Company SJ bring their aesthetic tools of language, site, the body and visual art to bear on Beckett’s haunting exploration of human relationships, in Happy Days.

Mícheal Ó Chongaile translates, with Bríd Ní Neachtain as Winnie and Raymond Keane as Willie. Laethanta Sona emerges from the landscape, language and people of Inis Oírr, off the West coast of Ireland. This piece will resonate for lovers of Beckett, language and the visual arts. English subtitles will be incorporated within the aesthetic image of the piece, creating a dialogue between the two languages. The Irish language seeps into the searing beauty of Beckett’s imagery contained in the landscape of the island.

Tugann an comhlacht drámaíochta, Company SJ, uirlisí éagsúla na healaíne le chéile go cumasach – teanga, suíomh clochach Inis Oírr, an cholainn daonna agus físeanna beo – chun iniúchadh taibhsiúil a dhéanamh ar an gcaidreamh daonna i ndráma cáiliúil Beckett, Happy Days / Laethanta Sona atá aistrithe ag Micheál Ó Conghaile. Cuireann Bríd Ní Neachtain i bpáirt Winnie agus Raymond Keane i bpáirt Willie scoth na haisteoireachta inár láthair.

Amach díreach as broinn an t-saibhreas teanga agus aníos as creaga clochacha Inis Oírr atá ar chósta thiar na hÉireann a thagann an léiriú bíogúil seo ina gcuirfidh lucht leanúna Beckett, na Gaeilge agus na físealaíne spéis faoi leith ann.

Beidh fotheidil Bhéarla comhshnaidhmthe in iomhánna aeistéitiúil an leiriu ag cruthú agus agallamh beirte idir an dá theanga. Luíonn an Ghaeilge agus áilleacht grian scallta íomhánna Beckett go compordach teolaí i mbaclainn a chéile sa léiriú.

Performed in Irish.

Funded by: Arts Council Ireland
Supported by: Áras Éanna, Galway International Arts Festival, Dublin City Council, Ealaín na Gaeltachta, Irish Theatre Institute.

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Credits

  • Winnie: Bríd Ní Neachtain
  • Willie: Raymond Keane
  • Written by: Samuel Beckett
  • Translated by: Mícheal Ó Chongaile
  • Directed by: Sarah Jane Scaife
  • Sculptor/ Design: Ger Clancy
  • Videography: Kilian Waters and Dan Keane
  • Costume and Prop Design: Sinead Cuthbert
  • Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels
  • Sound Engineer: Chris Somers
  • Sound Recording: Martha Knight
  • Produced by: Tim Scott
  • Associate Producer: Nathanael O'Leary
  • Production Managers: Emma O'Grady and Grace Halton
  • Technical Stage Manager: Lianne O'Shea
  • Stage Manager: Muireann Ní Raghallaigh
  • Costume Construction: Tara Mulvihill
  • Set Design Assistant: Aidan Fox
  • Graphic Design: Jura Afanasjevs
  • Photography: Cormac Coyne
  • Documentation: Cormac Coyne, Kilian Waters, Martha Knight, Alice French

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