Straight off a successful run at London’s West End, Skylight comes to mesmerize the theatergoers with its Broadway debut. Starring Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy, Skylight is a wicked and comedic tale between two lovers that have struggling ties due to social pressure regarding their age difference. The play strikes a debate and questions preconceived ideas and prejudices when it comes to a relationship between a younger woman and an older man.
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This season as the play makes its Broadway debut at the John Golden Theatre, both Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan will be reprising their roles that made the West End production of David Hare’s Skylight a critical success. As with its West End Production, the play will be directed by Tony Award winning director Stephen Daldry. Skylight’s West End production played several sold out performances and earned rave reviews by the likes of The Daily Telegraph and The Mail on Sunday.
The plot of the play is set in a modern day apartment in Northwest London where Kyra Hollis, a school teacher, receives an unannounced visit by her former lover Tom Sergeant. Tom Sergeant, who recently lost his wife, is a celebrated restaurateur with a charismatic personality. As the two former lovers catch up, they both try to reawaken the passion that they once shared for each other but only end up in tug of war between contrasting notions and shared desires.
The upcoming Broadway production of the Skylight is directed by Stephen Daldry, while it is designed by Bob Crowley. The production bears sound design by Paul Arditti, lighting design by Natasha Katz and is produced by Robert Fox and Scott Rudin. The play is written by David Hare, and it made its world premiere in 1995 at London’s National Theatre. From thereon, the Skylight made its way to West End and earned critical acclaim with several sold-out shows. The play made its West End revival in 2014 and attracted accolades of the critics yet again. Grab your cheap Skylight tickets asap.
This will also be the third time when Bill Nighy will be reprising the role of Tom. Prior to that, Nighy is known for his numerous works in both theatre and movies. Some of his notable works include the role of Davy Jones in Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and Viktor in Underworld. Carey Mulligan on the other hand is no stranger to theatre as well, as she made her Broadway debut with her acclaimed role in Chekhov’s The Seagull in 2008. Mulligan made her big screen debut in 2005 with the role of Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice. She has also appeared in renowned TV shows like Northanger Abbey and Doctor Who.
British playwright and dramatist, David Hare has also enjoyed success with films apart from mostly being recognized for his theatrical works. Hare is also a recipient of two Academy Awards for the “Best Adapted Screenplay” for The Hours and The Reader. On West End, Hare earned huge amount of success with his plays like Plenty, Racing Demon, Amy’s View and the Skylight. For his work, Hare has received numerous awards and nominations including three Tony Award nominations, three Golden Globe Award nominations and two Laurence Olivier Awards.
This season, Skylight’s Broadway production will be taking center stage at the John Golden Theatre that has been hosting top of the line productions ever since its opening in 1927. With the seating capacity of 804, the John Golden Theatre offers an intimate setting perfect for serious dramas and plays. The production of Skylight is well suited for the acoustics of this theatre. So catch this modern classic live as it hits New York City this season with veteran cast and creative team. Immerse in the thrilling debate and all that comes along with Skylight tickets.