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252 West 45th St, New York, NY 10036


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Closed June 21, 2015

Two of the most expert stage performances you're likely to see for many seasons.

Ben Brantley, New York Times

Why See Skylight?

2015 Tony winner - Best Revival of a Play

After a sold-out run in London's West End, David Hare's Skylight makes its Broadway debut with Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan as Kyra and Tom, former lovers on the verge of re-awakening their long lost connection. But the years between them are not the only obstacles to a reunion, as preconceived notions and warring opinions ignite a dynamic debate in this comedic and Tony-winning show.

Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan is no stranger to the Great White Way, first appearing alongside her An Education co-star Peter Saarsgard in Ian Rickson's production of Chekhov's "The Seagull" in 2008. On film, she starred as Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby and sung in the Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis. Bill Nighy is the suave, recognisable, swaggering Brit whose career has spanned film, theatre and movies, including Love Actually and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. This will be the third time he reprises the role of Tom.

What is Skylight about?

Kyra is a harassed schoolteacher living in a freezing London apartment. One evening she gets a visit from Edward Sergeant (Matthew Beard), the son of her former lover. He wants to know where she went three years ago, when she was living with the family. After Edward, his father Tom turns up, a recently widowed charismatic restaurant owner. As Kyra and he sit down to a home-cooked meal, they revisit the past, and try to figure out what has changed between them, as hopes abound of their previous, passionate relationship.


If you're wondering what that lovely smell wafting through the auditorium during the performance is, it's Carey cooking a meal of spaghetti live on the stage in character as Kyra, right in front of you!

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Additional Information


Previews from: 13 March 2015

Opening night: 2 April 2015


Suitable for ages 16+ due to mature themes

Run time

Two hours and 20 minutes, including one intermission

And before you stop reading

Please note that the images shown above are taken from the London production and do not necessarily represent the cast of the Broadway production at the John Golden Theater


You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.

Cast and Creative


Carey Mulligan as Kyra Hollis

Bill Nighy as Tom Sergeant

Matthew Beard as Edward Sergeant


Directed by Stephen Daldry

Written by David Hare

Design by Bob Crowley



Best Revival of a Play


Best Revival of a Play
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Bill Nighy)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Carey Mulligan)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Matthew Beard)
Best Direction of a Play
Best Scenic Design of a Play
Best Lighting Design of a Play


Outstanding Actress in a Play (Carey Mulligan)

What we thought

Rich honest PUNCHY

Nighy's arrogant and ignorant character is both funny and childlike

"The tensions between the central characters, and their muddle of anger and inner heartache, echo through the hallways of the grimy council tower block bringing to the fore some interesting stances on society and politics"

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Scarlet Fleetwood

What you thought

1 reviews, average rating: (4.5 Stars)

4.5 star rating

Margery: “Riveting piece of theatre”

I try to see most of what is on Broadway. This play is superb. The cast... more

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