Plays Directory : Skylight

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    David Hare
  • Written
    1995
  • Setting
    Kyra's apartment, present day, in north west London.
  • Overview
    East London school teacher Kyra Hollis is visited on the same night by son and father Edward and Tom Sargeant. Kyra had been living with the Sargeant family years earlier, but left after her affair with Tom was discovered by Tom's wife, who has since passed. Edward accuses Kyra of having left him as well, as he saw her as a big sister. His real older sister having left the house, he is now alone with his father, whom he finds difficult to deal with. Kyra gets angry with him and he leaves, not without asking her what she misses most about his father. Her response is: a good breakfast. Shortly thereafter, Tom, a wealthy restaurateur, with real life references to Terence Conran, appears unheralded and for no apparent reason. Kyra's less than glamorous lifestyle leads him to poke fun at her to the point of insult, accusing her of self-punishment. After Kyra cooks a spaghetti-dinner (which the actress actually cooks on stage), they consummate their relationship once again. During the second act, it becomes clear that their lifestyles and political views are so vastly different that they cannot possibly rekindle their relationship, and Tom leaves. A few hours later, at the break of dawn, Edward reappears with a full breakfast, which he has "borrowed" from a posh hotel.

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3 known characters

1 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Alexandra Kostis
Alexandra Kostis
Stage Manager
2019, Assistant Stage Manager
Rory Beaton
Rory Beaton
Lighting Designer
2019, Lighting Designer
UK Tour
Claire Litton
Claire Litton
Deputy Stage Manager
2019, DSM / CSM&Op
Tour
Harry Wells
Harry Wells
Actor
2018, Edward
The Trinity Theatre
Charlotte Marigot
2017, Assistant Director
Theatr Clwyd
Siobhan Lee
Siobhan Lee
Actor
2017, Kyra
Arts Educational Schools London
Natalya Micic
2017, Kyra
LSDA
Lucy Beresford-Knox
2017, Kyra
Only Connect
Rebecca Wolsley
Rebecca Wolsley
Costume Designer
2016, Costume Designer, Wardrobe Buyer, Wardrobe Manager
The Arts Project
Jeff Dingle
Jeff Dingle
Actor
2016, Edward Sergeant
The ARTS Project
Evelyn Boyd
Evelyn Boyd
Actor
2016, Kyra Hollis
The Nottingham New Theatre
Tom Taplin
Tom Taplin
Actor
2016, Edward
Corpus Playroom
Rosita Gibbons
2015, Kyra Hollis
Daniel Gosselin
Daniel Gosselin
Production Manager
2015, Lighting Designer
Empty Shop, Durham
Matt Plumb
Matt Plumb
Actor
2014, Edward Sergeant U/S
Charlotte Stidwill
Charlotte Stidwill
Wardrobe Manager
2014, Wardrobe manager
Sarine Sofair
2014, Kira Hollis (understudy)
Wyndhams Theatre
Adam Robert Lewis
2014, Tom Sargeant
Scott Handley
Scott Handley
Production Manager
2014, Production Assistant
Wyndham's Theatre
Lloyd Morris
Lloyd Morris
Actor
2013, Tom Sergeant
Park Theatre