Skylight Summary

  • Skylight is 2.5 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: March 13, 2015
  • Opens April 2, 2015
  • Show Closed: June 21, 2015

Skylight is a deeply powerful and intelligent drama that tells the story of Kyra (Carey Mulligan) who had lived with the Sargeant family years before, but left when her affair with the patriarch Tom (Bill Nighy) was discovered by his wife. Now years later, Tom’s wife has passed, and Kyra is visited by Tom’s son, Edward (Matthew Beard).

Skylight on Broadway Background

This play by David Hare (The Year of Magical Thinking, The Vertical Hour, Amy’s View) was last seen on Broadway for its premiere in 1996. This production is directed by Stephen Daldry (this season’s The Audience, Billy Elliot: The Musical) in a transfer from the West End production that played earlier this year. The three-character play stars Carey Mulligan (The Seagull, The Great Gatsby) and Bill Nighy (The Vertical Hour, Love Actually), who are both well-known stars of screen playing their second role on Broadway. The third character is played by Matthew Beard, making his Broadway debut. This cast transfers direct from London, where the show only finished its run on August 23, 2014. The performance of the cast is spectacular, as Skylight invokes a poignant and lasting impression that is sure to captivate theatre goers.

What’s Skylight Like?

The show takes place in London. School teacher Kyra Hollis is visited by former love interest, Tom Sergeant. Tom visits Hollis after the passing of his wife. The two spend the night reviving their relationship as they discuss their evolved beliefs and perspectives. The three-person play is rounded out by Tom’s son, Edward, who is dealing with his own trials in coping with the loss of his mother. Edward had viewed Kyra as an older sister, and feels abandoned by her. Later on in the play, they are visited, unheralded, by Tom himself who pokes fun at Kyra for her unglamorous lifestyle. She cooks him a spaghetti dinner (Mulligan actually cooks the meal onstage), and they explore matters of life and love.

Is Skylight Good for Kids?

The show may be inappropriate for children aged 13 and under. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Theatre Information

John Golden Theatre

252 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 805
Entrance: 45th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues
Theatre Information

John Golden Theatre Seating Chart

Cast Members

Kyra Hollis
Carey Mulligan
Tom Sergeant
Bill Nighy
Edward Sergeant
Matthew Beard

Producers

Robert Fox

Scott Rudin

Production Credits

Author
Paul English
Director
Stephen Daldry
Scenic + Costume Designer
Bob Crowley
Lighting Designer
Natasha Katz
Sound Designer
Paul Arditti
Original Music
Paul Englishby

Creative Team

General Manager
Joey Parnes Productions LLC
Production Manager
Aurora Productions
Advertising Representative
SpotCo
Press Agent
Philip Rinaldi Publicity