Opening night of the West End revival of David Hare’s Olivier Award winning drama Skylight received standing ovation and a galaxy of five star reviews. Directed by the extraordinary Stephen Daldry, it features the equally extraordinary Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan making her West End debut. Bill appeared in the original National Theatre production’s West End transfer in 1997. Completing the cast is Matthew Beard, making his stage debut having appeared opposite Carey in the 2009 film An Education.
The story: On a bitterly cold London night, school teacher Kyra Hollis receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant, a successful and charismatic restauranteur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.
Skylight runs until 23 August at the Wyndham’s Theatre with a National Theatre live broadcast on 17 July.