happy hour by tmesis theatre


Writer / Co-Devisor / Dramaturg

A poignant, fast-paced comedy, exploring our 21st century obsession with happiness and success.

The workers on Level 3 are racing against the clock to reach their quota of Smiley Faces. But are they really happy enough?

Can we learn to be happy? And can our emotions be bought and sold? The 'happiness industry' would have us think so...

'Cleverly put together physical theatre, beautifully thought out choreography and quick witted humour'
North West End

'Tmesis yet again have scored a direct hit... a performance of spectacle and true quality'
Liverpool Sound and Vision

'Packed with madness but beautifully choreographed and brilliantly performed'
Liverpool Arts Scene

'Laugh out loud comedy on display, especially in the choreography, and the show has a big heart'
The Stage

'For those new to physical theatre, Happy Hour will be the show to turn your head'

Project Info

2016 — 2018

Produced by:
Tmesis Theatre

Directed by:
Elinor Randle

Performed by:
Adam Davies, Jennifer Essex, Eleni Edipidi, Ian Cook

Designed by:
Lois Maskell

Meike Holzmann

Lighting Design by:
Beccy Hillam

World Premiere:
October 5 - 8, 2016 at Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Other Performances:
St Mary's Creative Space, Chester, 11 Oct 2016
The Atkinson, Southport, 13 Oct 2016
The Arts Centre, Ormskirk, 18 Oct 2016
Jacksons Lane, London, 1-2 Nov 2016
John Moore Theatre, Worcester, 10 Nov 2016
Stowe House, Buckingham, 11 Nov 2016
The Lowry, Salford, 24-25 Nov 2016
Coronation Hall, Ulverston, 30 Nov 2016
Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset, 10 Feb 2017
Memorial Court, Northwich, 16 Feb 2017
The Old Rep, Birmingham, 1 Mar 2017
Unity Theatre, Liverpool, 2 June 2017
Greenbelt Festival, 28 August 2017
Canterbury Festival, 21 October 2017
The Carriageworks, Leeds, 13 April 2018
Gala Theatre, Durham, 11 July 2018
Waterside, Sale, 23 July 2018

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