Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy are to star as former lovers in Stephen Daldry’s forthcoming West End revival of David Hare’s Skylight. The production will commence performances on 6th June at Wyndham’s Theatre. This will be Carey Mulligan’s West End debut.
Skylight originally premiered in 1995 at the Royal National Theatre, Cottesloe, directed by Richard Eyre and starring Michael Gambon as Tom and Lia Williams and Kyra. The show transferred to Wyndham’s Theatre in 1996, winning the Olivier Award for Best New Play.. The show transferred to Broadway with the same cast and had Tony nominations for Best Play, Leading Actor and Actress and Direction.
Kyra is a teacher in London who is reunited with her ex, a restaurateur called Tom Sergeant (Nighy). The pair soon discovers they now disagree on everything from politics to sex.
Bill Nighy has played Tom in a previous revival. Also in the cast will be Matthew Beard, who appeared opposite Mulligan in the movie An Education, as Tom’s son.
Wyndham’s Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA
Dates: 6th June to 23rd August 2014
Performances: Monday – Saturday 7.30pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees 2.30pm
First Wednesday matinee 25th June at 2.30pm
Additional midweek matinee on Tuesday 17 June at 2.30pm
No matinees on 11th or 18th June