Carey Mulligan, Matthew Beard and Billy Nighy take to the West End in June 2014 to star in the revival of David Hare’s 1995 play Skylight at the Wyndham’s Theatre. A compelling work, the play will undoubtedly bring out some terrific performances by these actors as a story of old flames reuniting in difficult circumstances takes place.
On this occasion the show is set to be directed by the renowned practitioner Stephen Daldry, whose work has been seen on countless occasions in the capital. He is more than capable of doing justice to a piece of work that earned and Olivier Award and Tony Award nominations when it first appeared in the mid-1990s.
Skylight is set on a single evening in cold London, where we meet Carey Mulligan’s character of Kyra, a schoolteacher who is reunited with an old lover played by Billy Night – Tom Sergeant – whose wife has recently died. The meeting allows them to stir their emotions so that feelings return but it soon becomes clear that they are in dangerous territory as a mutual desire is mixed with the preconceived notions of one another that are at odds. Soon all of this could come to a head and it is something that they will have to overcome if they really want the past to be rekindled.
Carey Mulligan’s casting ensures that this gets plenty of attention during its run in the West End. The English actress has been growing in fame and popularity in recent years thanks to the interesting and diverse film roles that she has chosen. In recent years she has been seen in well known movies like the current Inside Llewyn Davie alongside Drive, Shame and Never Let Me Go, among others, and these parts have brought her deserved acclaim as well. She will be making her West End debut with the production, though she has previously appeared on a London stage in the likes of The Seagull at the Royal Court Theatre, The Hypochondriac at the Almeida Theatre and Forty Winks at the Royal Court Theatre, alongside Broadway roles.
The productions appears at the Wyndham’s Theatre in a year that sees screen names like Simon Callow appear in Being Shakespeare and Caroline Quentin appear in Relative Values, among others, so it is a good time to see some big names on a London stage.
Skylight runs at the Wyndham’s Theatre from Wednesday 18th June 2014 (previews from Friday 6th June 2014).
|Booking From:||Wednesday, 20th August 2014|
|Booking Until:||Wednesday, 20th August 2014|
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