Watch Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy discuss their roles and the impact of Stephen Daldry’s new production of David Hare’s powerful play Skylight.
The National Theatre’s latest NT Live production Skylight boasts a who’s who of British stars of stage and screen. Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) feature in the highly anticipated production by acclaimed playwright David Hare, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience, Billy Elliott), captured live from London’s West End.
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.
Theatre critics have unanimously praised the performances and production, with the UK Daily Telegraph declaring it ‘a knockout production’ and SMH’s Peter Craven describing it as ‘classic British theatre – a great director, an actress at the very height of her powers and a masterly old hand.’
Skylight screens at Palace Byron Bay Cinema on Saturday October 25 at 1pm and Wednesday October 29 at 12.30pm. Tickets $23-$25 available at Palace box office or online at www.palacecinemas.com.au.