Following a successful National tour in 2015 of That’s Amore ‘Like a Richard Curtis romcom reworked by DV8, glorious and full of heart’ The Guardian, Happy Hour opened at Liverpool’s Unity Theatre for 3 nights in October before embarking on a 14 date UK tour.
The company combined their trademark physicality with humour, music, and text from long-term collaborator Chris Fittock to create a poignant, fast paced, comedy exploring our 21st century obsession with happiness and success.
Happy Hour will be hit theatre venues nationwide during the Autumn, starting with the Unity Theatre in Liverpool, on 5th-8th October, followed by dates in St. Mary’s Creative Space, Chester, The Atkinson, Southport and The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk.
This month November the tour moves onto Jacksons Lane, London, followed by The John Moore Theatre, King’s School, Worcester, Roxburgh Theatre, Stowe School, Bucks and The Lowry, Salford Quays, before culminating in Coronation Hall, Ulverston. More dates are being planned for Spring 2017.
The workers on Level Three 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 is funny, highly engaging with a mix of characters everyone can relate to performed by highly skilled performers and featuring a great selection of music as well as some beautiful original scores from composer Meike Holzmann.
Tmesis Theatre, is one of the UK’s leading physical theatre companies, with a reach that is national and international. The company produce and tour shows, deliver workshops and outreach work and run Liverpool’s annual international physical theatre festival, Physical Fest.
Over the past ten years, Tmesis Theatre has developed a national and international reputation, receiving critical acclaim for their unique style of movement-based theatre as a company who create work that is accessible, engaging, entertaining and of the highest quality.
Tmesis Theatre believe in challenging themselves and continuing to push for exciting, innovative collaborations and work of a high quality and their latest offering ‘Happy Hour’ certainly lives up to that!
So get yourself to see it – and make yourself happy for that one hour 10 mins… you know you deserve it!
Praise and Awards for Tmesis Theatre:
‘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 (Wolf Red)
For more information on Tmesis Theatre visit: www.tmesistheatre.com
Twitter: @tmesistheatre #happyhour
Facebook: Tmesis Theatre
Recommended for ages 12+
Unity Theatre, Liverpool
Wednesday 5 – Saturday 8 October (Sat matinee 2pm) 8pm
(Sat matinee 2pm)
Tickets: £14 | £12 (Preview Wednesday all seats £10)
Box Office: 0151 709 4988
Book online: http://www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk/whats-on/happy-hour.html
St. Mary’s Creative Space, Chester
Tuesday 11 October 7.30pm
Box Office: 07854 550 549
Book online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/140356
The Atkinson, Southport
Thursday 13 October 7.30pm
Tickets: £12 | £10 | schools £8
Box Office: 01704 533 333
Book online: https://theatkinson.ticketsolve.com/shows/873550590/events
The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk
Thursday 18 October 7.30pm (tickets not on sale yet)
Tickets: £10 | £8 | £5 Edge Hill Students and school parties of 10 or more
Book Online: www.edgehill.ac.uk/artscentre
Jacksons Lane, London
Tuesday 1 & Wednesday 2 November 8pm (tickets not on sale yet)
Box Office: 020 8347 2412
The John Moore Theatre, King’s School, Worcester
Thursday 10 November 7pm
Tickets: £10 | £7
Box office: Enquiries 01905 721794 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Roxburgh Theatre, Stowe School, Bucks
Friday 11 November 8pm (tickets not on sale yet)
Tickets: £12 | £10 | students & members £8
Box Office: 01280 825710
The Lowry, Salford Quays
Thursday 24 & Friday 25 November 8pm
Tickets: £12 | £10 | schools 1 ticket free with every 10 booked
Box Office: 0843 208 6010
Group Bookings: 0843 208 6003
Website: Book online www.thelowry.com/studio
Coronation Hall, Ulverston
Wednesday 30 November 7.30pm (tickets on sale 1 August)
Box office: 01229 587140