Happy Days – Live Broadcast

Olympia Theatre, Dublin, On-Demand
31 January–1 February 2021

Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Live Broadcast
30 January 2021

Happy Days – Live Broadcast

written by Samuel Beckett
directed by Caitríona McLaughlin
Olympia Theatre and Landmark Productions

Landmark is delighted to partner with its long-time collaborators, the Olympia Theatre, on the live broadcast of Happy Days by Samuel Beckett.

Video On Demand: Buy a ticket until 7.30pm Monday 1 Feb.
Watch back from 10am Sunday 31 Jan – midnight Monday 1 Feb. (All times are in GMT Irish time)

Running time:
2 hours, including a fifteen minute interval

Download the Show Programme here.

Beckett’s masterpiece will be streamed live from Dublin’s iconic Olympia Theatre for one performance only, on 30 January 2021 and on-demand from 31 January – 1 February.

Siobhán McSweeney (Derry Girls) plays Winnie, directed by Caitríona McLaughlin, with Marty Rea (Waiting for Godot) as Willie.

Winnie is buried up to her waist. The merciless sun beats down. Her husband Willie barely speaks.

And yet! – she proclaims – ‘this will have been another happy day’.

Defiant, determined and fiercely resilient, Winnie greets each day with humour and boundless optimism, and lives as best she can between the bell for waking, and the bell for sleep.

Please Note: This is a live broadcast from the Olympia Theatre. Our virtual theatre foyer will open 15 minutes before show time.

Live Captions: An option to watch this performance with live-captions will be available when booking.

AUDIO DESCRIPTION: An audio description is available for this show at this link and a transcript is available to download here. For patrons who are visually impaired, this Audio Described Introduction serves as a spoken programme. The audio describes the cast, their physical characteristics and costumes, the set, as well as a brief introduction to the play itself. The introduction plays for 5 minutes and 44 seconds and is also available in written form.

The Olympia Theatre and Landmark Productions are grateful to the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media for its support of Happy Days as part of the Pilot Live Performance Support Scheme.


Happy Days is performed live. What you will see on your screen really is happening on-stage at the Olympia Theatre.

Happy Days will be streamed by Ticket Co, a company specialising in live-streamed events. You will move to the Ticket Co site to make your booking. After booking a ticket, you will be sent a link to watch the show online at the set time. This link will be sent via email and by text. Links are unique to ticket buyers and can only be used on one device – they can not be shared.

The live stream can be watched on a computer, laptop, tablet, or phone and Ticket Co also has Google and Apple TV plugins, meaning ticket buyers can watch on their TVs.

Further guidance on how to access the broadcast can be found here.

Landmark Live is a new online streaming platform that will enable Landmark to bring its remarkable productions to audiences in their homes wherever they may be. Happy Days is the second live broadcast in 2021. Landmark Live was launched with the live broadcast of The Approach by Mark O’Rowe from Project Arts Centre 21-24 January. Available on-demand 24-31 January.


Winnie Siobhán McSweeneyWillie Marty Rea


Writer Samuel BeckettDirector Caitríona McLaughlinSet and Costume Designer Jamie VartanLighting Designer Paul KeoganSound Designer Sinéad Diskin


Happy Days – Live Broadcast Programme