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About National Theatre Live

National Theatre Live films theatrical plays in front of a live audience, but optimises everything for the big screen so it’s the next best thing to being there.

The actors on stage deliver their performances as they normally would any other night. But to make sure audiences around the world have the best seat in the house, they tailor the position of their high definition cameras to capture each production and work closely with technical teams to make sure every element on stage such as lighting, hair, and make-up look fantastic on the big screen.

Whether you’re watching Kit Harington go to battle in Henry V, or Jodie Comer delivering a tour de force performance in Prima Facie, you’ll be at the heart of the action.

National Theatre Live: Skylight

Wed. Aug. 3, 2022 at 6:30pm

Filmed live at London's West End and screened in HD

Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) star in the production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience), and staged at the West End by National Theatre Live.

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died.

As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.


Skylight, Wyndham's Theatre - theatre review: "Five stars - Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan are superb"

Stephen Daldry directs Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy in a revival of David Hare’s prickly, intelligent mid-Nineties play that's full of guts and heart. Read full review

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