Tmesis Theatre’s new production combines their unique physicality with hilarious comedy, music and text from esteemed playwright and long-term collaborator, Chris Fittock. This month, ‘Happy Hour’, a fast-paced comedy exploring the modern obsession with happiness and success, is making its way to the stage of Durham’s illustrious Gala Theatre as part of a series of UK performances.
Directed by Elinor Randle, ‘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…’
‘Happy Hour’ succeeds a very successful 24-performance national tour of ‘That’s Amore’, a pacey, passionate, hilarious and poignant show that examines the world and culture of romantic love and was up until their new play, ‘Happy Hour’, Tmesis Theatre Company’s most ambitious production to date.
“A fast-paced comedy exploring the modern obsession with happiness and success”
Following a 2017 tour, ‘Happy Hour’ gained great critical acclaim, generating several four and five-star reviews from reviewers. The Stage called the production an: “Expertly choreographed laugh out loud comedy” and journalist for The Review Hub, Peter Jacobs, goes as far as to say: “’Happy Hour’ is a hilarious hour of physical theatre that weaves a complex and highly detailed path through comedy, dance, slapstick and drama…delivered with impressive physical skill, comedic acting and depth.”
‘Happy Hour’ plays at Durham’s illustrious Gala Theatre on Wednesday 11th July at 20:00. Tickets, priced at £15.00 for adults and £13.00 for concessions, can be purchased online at galadurham.co.uk or by contacting the Gala Theatre Box Office on 03000 266 600. All orders will be subject to a fee of £2.00.
For further information about what’s coming up at Gala Theatre this month please head to the aforementioned website.