The Maskers' Studio Theatre
22 - 27 October 2018

Performances at 7:30pm.  

Telephone bookings 0333 666 3366 (booking fee applies to phone bookings)

The amateur production of 'Happy' is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD

Lying to ourselves is just the start

Are you really happy?

Alfred and Melinda are a married couple with their fair share of troubles. Despite all they have been through, they remain positive and happy. Whatever life throws at them they can take it and keep the smiles on their faces.

However, when they are invited to a dinner party at the apartment of Eduardo, a long-time artist friend of Alfred’s, they encounter his new girlfriend. Eva, forty years Eduardo’s junior, has a very different outlook. As the drinks and questions start to flow, stories come out and long buried feelings begin to surface in an evening Alfred and Melinda will never forget.

In this sharp and deep comedy, upcoming playwright Robert Caisley invites the audience to consider the true nature of human emotion and whether we really do have to be happy all the time.

Director & Cast

The Director of this production is Robert Osborne

Alfred - (he is happy) is played by Jonathan Marmont

Melinda - (she is happy) is played by Maria Head

Eduardo - (he is happy) is played by Ian Wilson

Eva - (she is NOT happy) is played by Marilyn White
As the premiere performance for both the UK and Maskers, Marilyn is thrilled to be a part of the Happy production to take on the role as the antagonist - a first time for her! Previously residing and acting in Singapore, Marilyn has played a variety of roles from Celia in Calendar Girls to Roberta in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea but nobody quite like Eva. Marilyn looks forward to bringing Eva to life as well as the truth of (un)happiness to light.

Creative Team

Production Manager
Stage Manager
Assistant to the Director
Assistant Stage Manager
Deputy Stage Manager
Set Designer
Set Construction
Set Painting
Set Dressing
Lighting Designer
Lighting Operator
Sound Designer
Sound Operator
SFX Designer
Stage Crew
Costume Design & Wardrobe
FOH Manager
Rehearsal Prompt

Ticket Information

Tickets £11

No concessions


Available after the performance

For the Maskers

Technical Manager:- Jamie McCarthy; Marketing Director:- Sarah Russell; Marketing Team:- Angela Stansbridge, SJ Wareham, James Norton, Clive Weeks, Robert Osborne, Meri Mackney; Front of House Manager:- Chris Baker; Box Office Manager:- Chris Baker; Photography:- Clive Weeks; Bar Manager:- Meri Mackney

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