Following a sensational sell-out run at the Old Red Lion Theatre, Happy New by Brendan Cowell transfers to Trafalgar Studio 2 starring Lisa Dillon, Joel Samuels and William Troughton
Happy New is set in the Australian outback. Danny and Lyle were abandoned by their mother in the chicken coop. Discovered after several months, surrounded only by hens, feathers, pecking and clawing, they are taken into care. Over the years, they've become media celebrities. Sultry TV journo Pru has entered their lives.
But now, society is bored with them. It's New Year's Eve. Tomorrow, Danny and Lyle must leave care and step out into the world alone for the first time. But are childhood traumas coming home to roost? What's Pru hatching? Why's she egging them on? Will they ever eat Nando's again? And of course, which came first?
'…by general agreement, the leading light among stage writers of his generation…' Sun Herald, Sydney
'Brendan Cowell has a fresh and distinctive voice and he approaches familiar subjects - sibling relations, infidelity - from startling and original angles.' Sunday Age, Melbourne on Happy New
Lisa Dillon won the 2003 Ian Charleson Award and Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Newcomer. She has appeared in some 20 theatre productions at the National Theatre, the Almeida, the RSC and in the West End. Most recently, she appeared opposite Stephen Mangan in Birthday at the Royal Court and in The Taming of the Shrew at the RSC. She is also regularly seen on film and TV, notably in Bright Young Things, Cranford and Cambridge Spies.
Happy New Tickets onsale now!