Skylight by David Hare
Presented by Verendus Theatrical with the support of Red Phoenix Theatre & Holden Street Theatres
In March 2020 SKYLIGHT was only one week away from opening night before COVID-19 turned out the lights.
Now with the support of Red Phoenix Theatre & Holden Street Theatres audiences will finally have the opportunity to see David Hare’s outstanding 1996 Laurence Olivier Award winning Play of the Year
Skylight premiered in the Cottesloe at the Royal National Theatre in 1995, transferred to Broadway in 1996, It was revived in London’s West End in 2014 and again transferred back to Broadway for another highly successful season in 2016. Adelaide audiences have only ever been treated a brief season of Melbourne Theatre Company’s touring production in 1996.
The New York Times, 2015
A transfixing and heart-piercing revival of David Hare’s Skylight. Kyra Hollis and Tom Sergeant have none of the things in common that usually make for a fine romance.
In age, attitude and they’re separated by a forbidding gulf. And don’t get them started on politics, or economics, or even cooking. Yet as you watch them move magnetically toward and away from each other in this exquisitely balanced production, you can’t help thinking that on some profound level these two were made to be together.
And therein lies the tragedy.
This tremendous play will make you shake your head, laugh and smile as you recognise life as we know it, love it and impossibly try to avoid it.
Skylight explodes into another great story which demonstrates why David Hare is considered one of the UK’s greatest living playwrights and a national treasure.
Directed by Tim Williams and featuring a wonderful cast including Jackson Barnard, Brant Eustice , and Alicia Zorkovic.
Reviews for Skylight
"It is what we call a “must-see”." - The Barefoot Review
"Williams has assembled a great cast and crafted a sensational production." - Broadway World
"Adelaide audiences are indeed fortunate to be able to access such comprehensive talent, and should rush to revel in this unmissable opportunity." - Australian Stage
"Director Tim Williams has delivered a well acted and thought provoking production." - Theatre Association of South Australia
"The end result is a thought-provoking exploration of a particular time and a fascinating equilateral depiction of a couple dealing with their past lives and their evolving, irreconcilable sensibilities. This very enjoyable production is skilfully played out by the talents of Brant Eustice and Alicia Zorkovic and cleverly directed by Tim Williams." - Global Media Post
OUR COVID PLAN
HST is incredibly excited to present a safe and secure evening at the theatre. To ensure public safety we have implemented a COVID Safe plan. Social distancing, density and hygiene practices will be adhered to at all times. Only attend the event if you are feeling well. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms please ensure you get tested as soon as possible and follow social isolation guidelines until you recover. The safety and health of our patrons, staff and performers is our main priority and we will do everything we can to ensure a fun and safe evening out.
Dates: 14th - 23rd Jan
14 - 16, 20 - 23 Jan: 7:30pm
17 Jan: 2:00pm
Group (6+): $21
Companion card holders welcome.
Venue: The Studio
HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all patrons. Accessible seating is available in the Studio. Please call 8223 1450 to arrange accessible seating.