Skylight

Carey Mulligan’s makes West End Debut in Skylight

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BAFTA award winning actress Carey Mulligan (An Education, The Great Gatsby)
has previously been seen on the London stage in Forty Winks and The Seagull at the Royal Court and went on to appear in the Broadway transfer of the Chekhov classic, which earned her a Drama Desk Award nomination. However, her appearance in the David Hare penned Skylight will be her West End stage debut.

Acting alongside Mulligan is one of Britain’s best loved actors Bill Nighy who returns to Skylight after appearing in the original 1995 production at the National Theatre. Nighy, no stranger to David Hare’s work having starred in three of his previous plays, has also given his voice to the role of ‘Grandsanta’ in the 2011 animated film Arthur Christmas and starred in numerous other successful films including Love Actually, The Boat that Rocked, ValkyrieThe Best Exotic Marigold HotelWrath of the Titans, and last year’s British hit About Time.

On a cold evening in London a young school teacher, Kyra (Carey Mulligan), receives an unexpected visit from former lover and recently widowed Tom (Bill Nighy). As they try to rekindle their once passionate relationship, they find themselves locked in a battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

Skylight starts its previews at the Wyndhams theatre on 6th June and opens on 18th June running through to 23rd August 2014.

Book a Skylight Theatre Break with a choice of central hotels within walking distance of Wyndhams theatre including the 5 star Radisson Edwardian Blu Hampshire and 4 star Radisson Edwardian Blu Leicester Square hotels or the 3 star Travelodge Covent Garden.

 

Performance times for Skylight

Monday to Saturday: 19:30pm
Wednesday and Saturday: 14:30pm

Skylight and Hotel Packages

Book a Skylight Theatre Break with a choice of central hotels within walking distance of Wyndhams theatre including the 5 star Radisson Edwardian Blu Hampshire and 4 star Radisson Edwardian Blu Leicester Square hotels or the 3 star Travelodge Covent Garden.

Wherever you chose to stay, I know you’ll have a great time with a Skylight Theatre Break.

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by Elizabeth Leslie on

The set was fine - Matthew Beard badly directed, Bill Nighy a delight to watch, Carey Mulligan out of her depth. This play could have been so wonderful (it should have been for the price of the tickets) but Miss Mulligan's performance was so badly underplayed- no spark, no life, no understanding of the lines. Frankly I dozed off in the second act. And I wanted so much to be charmed, to be blown away, to be intrigued and amused and challenged. It was none of these and it could have been.