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National Theatre Live


Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 11 January 2016

By David Hare

An encore screening due to popular demand! Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) feature in the critically-acclaimed production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience), captured live from the West End by National Theatre Live.

On a bitterly cold London evening, 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.

Captured live on stage in London and screened at Riverside Theatres.

Tickets include tea and biscuits (Served from 10am – 10:30am)

Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: Sharmill Films

Dates & Times:
Monday 11 January
Tea and biscuits – 10am
Screening – 10:30am

5 STARS – “Beautifully acted by Bill Nighy, Carey Mulligan and Matthew Beard.” – Guardian

5 STARS – “Thrillingly revived by Stephen Daldry in a knockout production.” – Daily Telegraph

“David Hare’s prickly, intelligent mid-Nineties play is full of guts and heart.” – Evening Standard

4 STARS – “Carey Mulligan gives a dazzling performance as the woman – the kind of performance that commands awe and sends a postcard to Judi Dench which says, “Look, you may be 50 years older than me but I’m coming…This is classic British theatre – a great director, an actress at the very height of her powers and a masterly old hand..It’s a bravura performance full of that wiry intelligence and sideway irony that makes Bill Nighy look as if he’s just stumbled his way into the spotlight rather than someone who could only be an actor… Nevertheless the performance has a real dazzle and bite and detail…On the strength of Skylight, Carey Mulligan could do anything. The sheer vocal range, the way the voice will drop and rise shows she could do Shakespeare, she could do Beckett, she could do the Greeks…If the writing is always subtle and full of sharp-angled particularity, the acting is superb…David Hare is one of the reigning masters of British drama and Stephen Daldry (famous to an international audience for Billy Elliot, film and musical) is a wizard of a director.” – Sydney Morning Herald

4 STARS – “Bill Nighy at full belt on stage is astonishing, unbalancing, unforgettable.” – Daily Mail

4 STARS – “Carey Mulligan gives a performance of extraordinarily contained power.” – Independent

4 STARS – “Bill Nighy is a case study in charisma in this fine revival.” – The Times

4 STARS – “Complex, thrilling and provocative.” – Daily Express

4 STARS – “Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan beautifully convey the hurt inside these two wounded, stubborn creatures.” – Financial Times

“Carey Mulligan debuts in David Hare’s Skylight in West End this summer.” – Guardian

“Hopefully you will be moved, you will be entertained and you will be made to laugh. And then you will be very hungry…Bill Nighy, Carey Mulligan and Matthew Beard talk about theatre, ideals and cooking onstage.” – Read full article

“At my age you’re supposed to move to the country. He’s one of our best-loved performers, but it’s all an act according to Bill Nighy.” – Read full article

Bill Nighy back in David Hare’s Skylight – in pictures – View images

Watch Skylight’s Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy on The Andrew Marr Show here


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Approximately 2 hours 42 minutes (Including interval), plus tea and biscuits

Ticket Prices

Sidekicks Adult $22
Sidekicks Concession $19
Adult $25
Concession $22
F/T Student $15
Child Under 16 $15

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00