Skylight adds extra performances at Golden Theatre


London's hit West End production of David Hare's Skylight, starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan, has now added extra performances at the John Golden Theatre. Previews will now begin on 13 March 2015, before an official opening on 2 April, and the limited engagement will conclude on 21 June 2015.

Skylight completed its limited run at the West End's Wyndham's Theatre on 23 August 2014. It proved to be a huge success, playing to sold out audiences at every performance and receiving excellent reviews from the British Press after its opening night on 17 June 2014. The Mail on Sunday: “A scorching production... Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan are sublime”, The Daily Telegraph: “A thrilling modern classic”, The Independent: “A splendid revival”.

Synopsis: "On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship, only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires."

Skylight is directed by Stephen Daldry and alongside Ms Carey and Mr Nighy also features Matthew Beard.

The creative team for the Broadway production features scenic design by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz, sound design by Paul Arditti, and original music by Paul Englishby. It is produced on Broadway by Robert Fox and Scott Rudin.

Bill Nighy made his Broadway debut in 2006 in David Hare's 'The Vertical Hour'. Amongst his many West End credits, Mr Nighy has appeared in 'A Kind of Alaska', 'Betrayal', 'Illuminations', as well as the 1995 production of 'Skylight'. He is a National Theatre veteran whose credits there include 'The Seagull', 'Arcadia', 'King Lear', 'Pravda', and 'A Map of the World'. He is also widely known for his Golden Globe and BAFTA Award-winning film career. Credits include 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel', 'Love Actually', the 'Harry Potter', 'Underworld' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchises, 'The Boat That Rocked', 'Valkyrie', 'Hot Fuzz', 'Shaun of the Dead', 'Notes on a Scandal' and 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy', just to name a few.

Carey Mulligan made her Broadway debut in 2008 in Chekhov's 'The Seagull'. She is best known for her film career and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2010 for 'An Education'. Other notable credits include 'The Great Gatsby', 'Inside Llewyn Davis', 'Shame', 'Drive', 'Never Let Me Go' and 'Pride and Prejudice'.

- by Tom Millward

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