Skylight

  • Our critic's rating:
    Date:
    April 1, 2015

    "Two of the most expert stage performances you’re likely to see for many seasons."
    Ben Brantley for New York Times

    "The Bolognese sauce that simmers on a working stove in 'Skylight' looks good enough to eat, but this much-admired play about exes who try to reheat their passion isn’t always so palatable."
    Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

    "Mulligan is a marvel of quiet strength. She’s been very good in movies such as 'An Education' and 'The Great Gatsby,' but she truly comes alive onstage. And she does it in such an understated manner that it’d be easy to miss how rich her performance is."
    Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

    "It’s the matched pairing of Nighy and Mulligan that makes 'Skylight' must-see theatre. Whether in the throes of intimacy or sparring over social inequality, they seize on every word and gesture with peerless precision. Director Stephen Daldry exploits every subtle clue in the writing to stirring effect. Moment to moment, this 'Skylight' is truly illuminating."
    Roma Torre for NY1

    "Mulligan, a spectacular Bill Nighy, the marvelous newcomer Matthew Beard and the director Stephen Daldry make alchemy onstage with their own red-hot talent. Funny, poignant and insightful, the West End transfer 'Skylight' is a full meal in a place where appetizers often pass as entrees."
    Mark Kennedy for The Associated Press

    "Directed with probing clarity by Stephen Daldry, the beautifully acted revival pits Nighy against an equally compelling Carey Mulligan."
    David Rooney for The Hollywood Reporter

    "The fierce pas de deux of love and loss and anguish executed by Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy in 'Skylight' leaves you breathless — and wondering how they can sustain this level of emotional intensity throughout the show’s 13-week Broadway run."
    Marilyn Stasio for Variety

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