We told you this show was one to watch! The West End revival of David Hare’s Skylight, starring Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy, is aiming for Broadway. According to the New York Post, the play will probably transfer to the Great White Way in spring 2015. Directed by Tony winner and Oscar nominee Stephen Daldry, Skylight is currently playing an acclaimed limited engagement at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre through August 23.
Mulligan is making her West End stage debut in Skylight. She earned an Oscar nod for An Education and also appeared in Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby, Drive, Never Let Me Go, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Brothers, Pride and Prejudice, My Boy Jack, When Did You Last See Your Father? and Public Enemies. She made her Broadway debut in The Seagull in 2008.
Nighy has performed in Hare’s Pravda, Map of the World, a previous production of Skylight and a Broadway mounting of the playwright's The Vertical Hour. His many film credits include Love Actually, Wild Target, Pirate Radio, Valkyrie, AKA, Notes on a Scandal, Underworld, The Constant Gardner, Lawless Heart, Still Crazy, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and About Time.
Skylight tells the story of a teacher, Kyra Hollis (Mulligan), who receives an unexpected visit from her former lover Tom Sergeant (Nighy) and his son Edward, played by Matthew Beard, who is making his stage debut.