Happy Ending
Musical

Arcola

Happy Ending

28 Jan 2015 - 07 Mar 2015

N/A - £19.00

Pro reviewers rating
5 reviews

2.4 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

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"The question is how to be."

Carrie Evans has cancer. A renowned theatre star, and not yet 50, she's determined to cling on to life. But though she arrives at a London clinic expecting treatment, nothing can prepare her for the other patients on the ward. Their startling experiences give Carrie an unexpected, life-changing insight. Her decisions will rock the system...

Directed by WhatsOnStage-nominated Guy Retallack and starring Gillian Kirkpatrick (American Psycho, Chess) and Beverley Klein (Les Miserables), Happy Ending is a witty new musical about dying well. It takes a matter-of-fact and often humorous eye to the most difficult situation of all, adapted from the writer Anat Gov’s own experience of cancer.

Arcola [Fringe,Off West End]

“Happy Ending, a musical by Daniel Krupnik Productions, wants to challenge what you know, and how you think, about the Big C.”

What's on Stage (Other reviewers)

“An engaging play about cancer interrupted by a few inappropriate songs and some misjudged choreography”

The Stage (Other reviewers)

“This English adaptation of Israeli playwright Anat Gov's drama about cancer is 'all manner of muddle'”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“A play with songs set in an oncology clinic, it undeniably displays a gutsy determination to tackle head-on a subject often obsc”

Sam Marlowe (The Times, The Stage, Time Out, Arts Desk)

“This screw-you cancer musical is endearingly bizarre, but doesn't quite work.”

Daisy Bowie-Sell (What's On Stage, Time Out, Telegraph)

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