Press acclaim for Natalie Abrahami’s Happy Days at the Young Vic
Wednesday, 5 February 2014
Genesis Fellow Natalie Abrahami’s new production of Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days has received a host of glittering reviews from the national critics. The 5* production features Olivier Award-winning stage and screen actress Juliet Stevenson as Winnie, the hopeful heroine trapped in a scorched wasteland.
‘Stevenson and her director Natalie Abrahami make every very word count, and Vicki Mortimer’s extraordinary design gives this small-scale play a truly epic quality.’
Arts Desk *****
‘This is, in short, the works: 90 plus minutes of perfectly modulated near-monologue in which Stevenson’s infinite variety, channelled with no false note by wise young director Natalie Abrahami, proves that you can’t draw any conclusion about our heroine’s predicament
‘I left the theatre walking on air… an evening to cherish’
‘She [Stevenson] and director Natalie Abrahami find every ounce of comedy in the play.’
‘a startling new production by Natalie Abrahami’
Whats on Stage ****
‘Director Natalie Abrahami has supervised this striking reinterpretation with great skill’
‘I live for the times when theatre is this brave and this brilliant’
The play runs until 8 March 2014. To buy tickets click here.
For more information about the Genesis Foundation’s partnership with the Young Vic, click here.