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Happy Days

From Sat 30th Jan Ticket Info

Olympia Theatre and Landmark Productions present:
Siobhán McSweeney in
Happy Days by Samuel Beckett
Directed by Caitríona McLaughlin
with Marty Rea as Willie
Broadcasting LIVE on 30th January 2021 
VOD available Jan 31st & Feb 1st.
Duration: 2 hours, including a fifteen minute interval

Tickets are on sale now and available from here
Programme available for download from here

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.

Siobhán McSweeney (Derry Girls) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece.  Directed by Caitríona McLaughlin, with Marty Rea (Waiting for Godot) as Willie, the creative team also includes Jamie Vartan (design), Paul Keogan (lighting design) and Sinéad Diskin (sound design).

Winnie Siobhán McSweeney
Willie Marty Rea

Writer Samuel Beckett
Director Caitríona McLaughlin
Set and Costume Designer Jamie Vartan
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Sound Designer Sinéad Diskin

Landmark Productions: is one of Ireland’s leading theatre producers. It produces wide-ranging work in Ireland, and shares that work with international audiences. Led by Anne Clarke since the company’s foundation in 2003, its productions have received multiple awards and have been seen in leading theatres in London, New York and beyond. It produces a wide range of ambitious work – plays, operas and musicals – in theatres ranging from the 66-seat New Theatre to the 1,254-seat Olympia. It co-produces regularly with a number of partners, including, most significantly, Galway International Arts Festival and Irish National Opera. Its 18 world premieres include new plays by major Irish writers such as Enda Walsh and Mark O’Rowe, featuring a roll-call of Ireland’s finest actors, directors and designers. Numerous awards include the Judges’ Special Award at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, in recognition of ‘sustained excellence in programming and for developing imaginative partnerships to bring quality theatre to the Irish and international stage’; and a Special Tribute Award for Anne Clarke, for her work as ‘a producer of world-class theatre in the independent sector in Ireland’.

How to watch:
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 specializing 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.

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.

Welcome to our Virtual Stage

Below you will find information on how to watch the broadcast of Happy Days by Samuel Beckett, live from the Olympia Theatre on January 30th at 7:30pm, as well as some helpful advice on how best to experience the production on your preferred device.

As the show is performed live, we encourage you to log on and take your seats in plenty of time. Our virtual foyer opens fifteen minutes before showtime.

We look forward to welcoming you through our virtual doors.

How to Watch the Live Broadcast

To watch on your Computer, Laptop or Phone

  1. Open your web browser and go to
  2. Enter your Ticket Codeand click done. This is the 5 character code on your ticket.
  3. You will be redirected to our live stream page.
  4. Our virtual lobby opens fifteen minutes before showtime.

To watch on your TV

If you have Apple, Android, or Amazon Firestick, then we strongly recommend downloading the free TicketCo TV app for the best streaming experience. Please note: you will need TVOS 13.0+ on Apple TV, or Android TV version 7.0+ to use the app.

  1. Open the App Store on your Apple, Android or Amazon TV/Firestick.
  2. Download and open the TicketCo TV app. 
  3. Enter your Ticket ID and click done. This is the 5 character code on your ticket.
  4. You will be redirected to our live stream page.
  5. Our virtual lobby opens fifteen minutes before showtime.

You can also connect your computer to your television using a HDMI cable, or by casting your screen with Chromecast.

Remember! Check the time and date of the performance on your ticket

This is a live performance and times listed are in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).  Please adjust for your local time zone.

Further details on live-streaming can be found here:

How do I watch a TicketCo Media Services broadcast? and other FAQs


 What is the running time?
Happy Days is approximately 2 hours long, with a 15 minute interval.

Can I share my link with other people?
No. When you buy a ticket you will get a link to watch the show which can be used on one device only (phone, computer or TV).

Will I be able to watch it again after the live stream ends?
As this is a live broadcast, it will not be possible to watch the performance outside of the scheduled time.

I have some technical questions

●     I’ve logged in but the picture is frozen: please click the play icon.

●     The live stream is not loading: refresh your browser and click the play icon again.

●     It’s still not working: try an alternative internet browser.

●     Talk to us: through the chat window on the live stream page or email

Is there a live-captioned performance?
If you would prefer to watch a performance with live captions, please email

I still have more questions. Who do I contact?
For any queries about the production email

Supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media as part of the Pilot Live Performance Support Scheme




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