NT LIVE: Skylight
Broadcast, National Theatre Live

Date and time
Thu 16th November 2023 at 7:00pm
Very strong language

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Starring: Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy, Matthew Beard

Directors: Stephen Daldry & Robin Lough

Writer: David Hare

Recorded Live

This drama is set on a bitterly cold London evening, when schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill 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.

It  rarely gets better than this with these three incredible actors at the top of their game. A sharp, funny script  by one of Britain’s best playwrights and an incredible vivid staging that allows the actors  to really show off their skills while enhancing the claustrophobic material impoverishment of Kira’s current life.

This is what the press say:

‘’Thrillingly revived by Stephen Daldry in a knockout production.’’
Charles Spencer for The Daily Telegraph’’

‘’How has it stood the test of time? Remarkably well is the answer to judge from this splendid revival..’’
Paul Taylor for The Independent

‘’Skylight packs real emotional punch and is often at its funniest when most angry….’’

Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard

(2hrs 15min)