Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival

The celebration of Samuel Beckett returns to the where the writer spent his formative years, with new performances and old favourites

Festival Details


Friday, 01 September 2017 to Sunday, 03 September 2017

This Happy Days comes on the back of the previously successful Beckett festival in Paris, and henceforth the two festivals will work in tandem together.

There’s the return of old favourites such as the Schubertiade and Precious Little concerts, the morning boat rides out to islands on the lough for Beckett readings, and of Festival Associate Adrian Dunbar’s acclaimed productions Ohio Impromptu and Catastrophe.

Portora Royal School (which Beckett attended) is hosting talks and a new performance piece by director Alan Gilsenan based on some of Beckett’s poems, and a site-specific reading of From An Abandoned Work by director and Festival Associate Netia Jones.

It will then close with a rare opportunity to watch Quad (performed by Pan Pan Theatre Company), the only work of Samuel Beckett’s to be inspired by dance.