Another import from the West End is David Hare’s 1995 political drama/love story, Skylight, starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan.
Successful restaurateur Tom Sergeant (Nighy) and impoverished school teacher Kyra Hollis (Mulligan) play former lovers who reunite for one night at Mulligan’s ghastly council flat. At first glance, the disparity in age and political sensibilities makes you wonder how they ever got together in the first place. But over the course of the evening, it becomes evident that they share a bond that transcends their differences.
Nighy who also played Sergeant in an earlier production gets all the best lines. Mulligan holds her own, but it’s the Bill Nighy show.
Thought provoking but talky.