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National Theatre Live: Skylight
Wed. Aug. 3, 2022 at 6:30pm
About the Show

National Theatre Live: Skylight
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 6:30pm
presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre

Written by
David Hare

Running time: 2hrs 45mins, including a 20-minute interval

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National Theatre

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We create and share unforgettable stories with audiences across the UK and around the world — whether from our stages on London’s South Bank, on tour, in schools, on cinema screens, or streaming at home. Nothing brings us together like theater. The National Theatre creates ambitious works of participatory theater with local communities, and works extensively with young people and teachers across the UK through performance, writing and technical 
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Cast in Order of Speaking

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

Kyra Hollis: Sarine Sofair
Tom Sergeant: Michael Bott
Edward Sergeant: Matt Plumb

Creative Team

Author: David Hare
Director: Stephen Daldry
Designer: Bob Crowley
Lighting Designer: Natasha Katz
Sound Designer: Paul Arditti
Composer: Paul Englishby

Costume Supervisor: Irene Bohan
Props Supervisor: Lisa Buckley
Production Manager: Diane Willmott
Associate Director: Justin Martin
Associate Designer: Ros Coombes
Associate Lighting Designer: Derek Anderson
Associate Sound Designer: Chris Reid
Dialect Coach William: Conacher

Company Stage Manager: Howard Jepson
Deputy Stage Manager: Helen King
Assistant Stage Manager: Georgia Bird
Wardrobe Manager: Charlotte Stidwill
Dresser to Mr Nighy: Paul Read
Dresser to Ms Mulligan: Jenni Carvell
Production Photographer: John Haynes

About David Hare and Skylight

David Hare has written 29 full-length plays for the stage, 17 of which have been presented at the National Theatre, including Pravda (with Howard Brenton), Racing Demon, Murmuring Judges, The Absence of War, Stuff Happens and The Power of Yes; his adaptation of Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers opened at the National Theatre in 2014. His many screenplays for film and TV include The Hours, The Reader, Page Eight, Turks & Caicos and Salting the Battlefield.

Skylight was first staged in the Cottesloe at the National Theatre in 1995, directed by Richard Eyre, with Michael Gambon as Tom Sergeant, Lia Williams as Kyra Hollis, and Daniel Betts as Edward Sergeant. The production won the Olivier Award for Best New Play, and transferred to the West End and later to Broadway. When it was revived at the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End in 1997, Bill Nighy played Tom Sergeant (the part he plays again in the production you will watch today), with Stella Gonet as Kyra and Theo Fraser Steele as Edward.