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

Laethanta Sona (Happy Days) on Inis Oírr


30 August - 5 September 2021

by Samuel Beckett

Booking Information


Dates: 30 August – 5 September
Venue: Chreig an Staic, Inis Oírr (Standing and Outdoors)
Tickets: €35 / €30 concession 
Time:
1.30pm
(The performance time allows audiences adequate time for return travel from Galway to Inis Oírr.)
Running time: 2 hours includes an interval of 15 mins

Performed in Irish

Part of Galway International Arts Festival

Happy Days is performed in Irish on the spectacular landscape of Inis Óirr, the smallest of the Aran islands.

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, Sarah Jane Scaife directs, 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. Exhibition of documentation by Cormac Coyne and Kilian Waters. This piece will resonate for lovers of Beckett, language, the environment and the visual arts. 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,  aistrithe ag Micheál Ó Conghaile. Cuireann Bríd Ní Neachtain i bpáirt Winnie agus Raymond Keane i bpáirt Willie scoth na haisteoireachta inár láthair faoi stiúir Sarah Jane Scaife. 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, lucht timpeallachta, lucht na Gaeilge agus na físealaíne spéis faoi leith ann. Luíonn an Ghaeilge agus áilleacht grian scallta íomhánna Beckett go compordach teolaí i mbaclainn a chéile sa léiriú. Beidh teaspantas doiciméide le Cormac Coyne agus Kilian Waters mar chuid den léiriú.

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

Credits

  • Winnie: Bríd Ní Neachtain
  • Willie: Raymond Keane
  • Written by: Samuel Beckett
  • Translated by: Mícheal Ó Chongaile
  • Directed by: Sarah Jane Scaife
  • Sculptor/ Designer: Ger Clancy
  • Videography: Kilian Waters and Dan Keane
  • Costume and Prop Design: Sinead Cuthbert
  • Sound Engineer: Chris Somers
  • Set Design Assistant: Aidan Fox
  • Production Manager: Emma O’Grady
  • Stage Manager: Muireann Ní Raghallaigh
  • Photographer: Cormac Coyne
  • Produced by: Tim Scott
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