Skylight by David Hare
Verendus Theatrical presents
“One of the most intelligent love stories of our time .”– The Guardian
Adelaide theatre company Verendus Theatrical are back at the Holden Street Theatres with their latest production, the South Australian premiere of David Hare’s “SKYLIGHT” .
On a chilly night in a North West London flat, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis receives an unexpected visit from Tom Sergeant, Kyra’s one-time boss and long-time lover. After the painful (and unresolved) dissolution of Tom and Kyra’s relationship, the pair have pulled away from each other physically, emotionally, and ideologically, as Tom continues to focus on his business ventures and Kyra gives her time to teaching the underprivileged. Tom and Kyra grapple with each other, moving between tender passion and vicious political polemics, as the night darkens and the lines between past and present begin to blur.
Skylight is a complex, thought-provoking, and remarkably timeless drama about power, politics and passion.
Winner of the 1996 Olivier Award for Play of the Year and the 2015 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, ‘SKYLIGHT’ presents a dynamic display of wit and words – as Tom and Kyra battle their way through one emotional evening of their lives.
Director Tim Williams says, “I’m a big fan of David Hare’s writing and Skylight is a cracking script – full of verbal sparring as each character presents their conflicting political and personal agendas. As good as the drama is, there a several light hearted moments too – it will be a great evening of theatre. I’m lucky to have a great cast to work with – Alicia Zorkovic and Brant Eustice are among the best actors in Adelaide – and their skill at building great characters is excellent..”
Verendus Theatrical established itself four years ago with producing shows for the
Adelaide Fringe at the Stirling Community Theatre – and co-producing (with
Deadset Theatre Company) “Puberty Blues” – originally staged at Holden Street Theatres. Last year they produced Yasmina Rezas “ART” – to critical and public acclaim.
“We’re delighted to be back at Holden Street Theatres” says Williams “The whole team here are massively helpful and encouraging – and the space is excellent – allowing the audience to be close to the stage really provides a great intimacy – it’s almost like you’re in Kyras flat!”
“ …Hare’s writing is razor-sharp. ”
– New York Times
Cast and Creatives:
Directed by Tim Williams and featuring Alicia Zorkovic as Kyra, Brant Eustice as Tom and Jackson Barnard as Edward.
Dates: 26 March - 4 April
Thurs 26 Mar - Sat 4 April 7:30pm
Sunday 29 March 2pm
Group (6+): $19
Companion card holders welcome.
Venue: The Studio
HST are making every effor to make our performances accessible to all patrons. Accessible seating is available in the Studio. Please call 8223 1450 to arrange accessible seating.
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