Happy Hour

Happy Hour

Wed 05 - Sat 08 October 2016

Autumn 2016 | Autumn Highlight!

'Tmesis are producing all that's good in the world of physical theatre'
The Stage

A poignant, fast paced, hilarious comedy exploring our 21st century obsession with happiness and success. Can we learn to be happy?  Can our emotions be bought and sold? The ‘happiness industry’ would have us think so...

Combining Tmesis Theatre’ trademark physicality with humour, music, and text from long-term collaborator Chris Fittock.


A Tmesis Theatre production | A Unity Theatre commission.



Directed by: Elinor Randle
Created by: Tmesis Theatre & Chris Fittock
Script: Chris Fittock
Performed by: Ian Cook, Adam Davies, Eleni Edipidi & Jennifer Essex
Designed by: Lois Maskell
Lighting Design: Beccy Hillam
Composer & Sound Designer: Meike Holzmann
Stage Manager: Lucy Graham


'Tmesis are producing all that's good in the world of physical theatre'
The Stage

Winner of 'Best Choreography' United Solo Theatre Festival, New York 2015

'Like a Richard Curtis romcom reworked by DV8. Glorious and full of heart'
The Guardian for That's Amore

'Extraordinary movement... another triumph for the company'
Liverpool Daily Post for Variations of The Heart

'Razor-sharp... a dark and exhilirating journey of moods and ideas that harnesses physical theatre's rich symbiosis of movement and acting to startling effect'
Total Theatre for Wolf Red

Workshop offer for Schools & Colleges

Physical Theatre Workshop
Available from Wed 5 Oct | Ages 12+

Tmesis Theatre is offering physical theatre devising workshops in conjunction with their new touring show, Happy Hour.

The physical theatre workshops will offer students basic knowledge, and exercises in: physical story-telling, ensemble work, working with text & physicality and creating duets, which they can then take forward and use in their own devising work.

The workshops are ideally two hours in length, suitable for students doing either drama or dance. 25 students max ages 12+, sprung floor preferred but not necessary (please advise beforehand).

Schools Offer: £200 | 2hrs with 2 company members

contact: clairebigley1@aol.com

'I can't thank you enough for coming in and 'pushing' the students in the workshop. They really needed that expertise and I think the most important thing was that it totally boosted their confidence.’
Helen Williams - Head of Drama - Gatacre Comprehensive - Liverpool

show details

Dates: Wed 5 - Sat 8 Oct
Times: 8pm & 2pm
Running time: TBC
Prices: £14 | £12 Concession
(£10 Wed and Sat Matinee)
Charges: 50p card transaction | £1 postage

Venue: Unity One