Skylight

by  David Hare

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2m, 1f

Winner! Guardian's coveted Best New Play Award

"David Hare's luminously beautiful and wildly truthful Skylight is deeply and truly about people...It is a fascinating play [that] tears at the heart...Theatregoing today doesn't get much b…

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    Winner! Guardian's coveted Best New Play Award

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Broadway and the West End applauded this intensely clear-sighted and compassionate play about a love affair. Kyra is surprised to see the son of her former lover at her apartment in a London slum. He hopes she will reconcile with his distraught, now widowed, father. Tom, a restless, self-made restaurant and hotel tycoon, arrives later that evening, unaware of his son’s visit. Kyra, who was his invaluable business associate and a close family friend until his wife discovered their affair, has since found a vocation teaching underprivileged children. Is the gap between them unbridgeable, or can they resurrect their relationship?

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Accolades

  • WINNER - Guardian's coveted Best New Play AwardWINNER - 2015 Tony Award, Best Revival of a PlayNOMINEE - 2015 Drama Desk AwardNOMINEE - 2015 Drama League Award, Best Revival of a Play

Reviews

"David Hare's luminously beautiful and wildly truthful Skylight is deeply and truly about people...It is a fascinating play [that] tears at the heart...Theatregoing today doesn't get much better than this." - New York Post

"Absolutely splendid." - The New York Times

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David Hare

David Hare has been called "one of the great post-war British playwrights". Along with co-founding Portable Theatre Company and Joint Stock Theatre Group, he served as Resident Dramatist at the Royal Court Theatre in London and Resident Dramatist at the Nottingham Playhouse. His first play, Slag, was performed at the H ...

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Originally produced at London's Royal National Theatre, Skylight won the Guardian's coveted Best New Play award.

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