Happy Days on Inis Oírr

Beckett’s play Laethanta Sona [Happy Days] will be performed as Gaeilge on Inis Oírr from August 30th to September 5th. This translated version will be in the unique setting of Creig an Staic, providing a “Surreal and existential” backdrop for the performance.

The play is being brought to Inis Oírr by Company SJ and Abbey Theatre in association with Dublin Theatre Festival and Galway International Arts Festival. It directed by Sarah-Jane Scaife who has been holidaying on Inis Oírr for many years. Sarah-Jane is renowned for her works on Beckett across the globe including Beckett in the City. It is supported by Aras Éanna

In this setting, the central character Winnie is buried in a stone mound (naturally!). It was specially constructed out of the surrounding limestone by local stonemasons. There is a supporting exhibition in Áras Éanna documenting the background and the making of this unique adaptation.

Constructing the Mound by Cormac Coyne
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