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Wednesday, 3 September 2014

SKYLIGHT, starring Carey Mulligan & Bill Nighy, will transfer to Broadway

The acclaimed London production of David Hare's Skylight, which starred Carey MulliganBill Nighy and Matthew Beard, will transfer to Broadway's John Golden Theatre, producers announced Sept. 3. All three stars will reprise their performances when previews begin March 16, 2015.

Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, An Inspector Calls), the West End import is scheduled to open April 2, 2015, for a 13-week limited engagement through June 14, 2015.

Here's how it's billed: "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."

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

FIRST LOOK: Skylight, starring Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy

Bill Nighy, Carey Mulligan and Matthew Beard star in the new production of David Hare's Skylight directed by Stephen Daldry, which opened at Wyndham's Theatre on 18 June 2014. The play, which has a limited run to 23 August, first ran at the National Theatre in 1995 before being revived in 1997 at the Vaudeville Theatre.
It tells the story of a schoolteacher, Kyra Hollis (played by Carey Mulligan), who one night receives an unexpected visit from her former lover Tom (played by Nighy) and his son Edward (played by Matthew Beard).
Matthew Beard makes his stage debut in Skylight. His film credits include And When Did you Last See Your Father?An Education opposite Carey Mulligan and One DayChat Room and The Look of Love. Later this year he will be seen in the film adaptation of Laura Wade's Posh, as well as The Imitation Game and Singularity.

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