Skylight Starring Bill Nighly and Carey Mulligan at The Atkinson

Skylight Starring Bill Nighly and Carey Mulligan at The Atkinson

Come and enjoy the best of British Theatre at The Atkinson on Thursday 17 July with the National Theatre Live screening of Skylight.

Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) feature in the highly anticipated production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience), broadcast live from 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 is directed by Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry, who recently directed the sell-out West End production of The Audience with Helen Mirren, also broadcast to cinemas by National Theatre Live.

David Hare is the author of 29 plays for stage, including Plenty, Racing Demon, Amy’s View, Pravda (with Howard Brenton) and Stuff Happens. His many screenplays include The Hours and The Reader. Skylight was originally produced at the National Theatre in 1995 before transferring to the West End and Broadway, and won an Olivier Award for Best Play.

Skylight starts at 7pm on Thursday 12 June at The Atkinson. Tickets are £10.

Beautifully acted by Bill Nighy, Carey Mulligan and Matthew Beard’ – The Guardian


‘Thrillingly revived by Stephen Daldry in a knockout production’- Daily Telegraph

Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for Monty Python Live (Mostly) on Saturday 20 July – this eagerly awaited reunion promises to be among the biggest live events of 2014.

For the first time in more than three decades, comedy legends Monty Python will perform live on stage together this year. Broadcast from London’s O2 Arena, Monty Python Live (mostly) will play in cinemas around the globe.

At a combined age of just 358, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will once again perform some of their greatest hits, with modern, topical, Pythonesque twists.

Monty Python Live (Mostly) will be repeated again on Saturday 9 August.

Other National Theatre Live events include:

Medea – Thursday 4 September

You can book your tickets online at or by calling The Atkinson Box Office on 01704 533333. You can also purchase your tickets over the counter during The Atkinson’s opening hours.

*Please be advised there is a £2 booking fee for booking over the phone and online bookings.





Thursday 17 July


Tickets: £10

Duration: 180mins


Monty Python Live (Mostly) – Live Screening

Saturday 20 July


Tickets: £10


Monty Python Live (Mostly) – Repeat Screening

Saturday 9 August


Tickets: £10


*Please be advised that there is a £2 booking fee for telephone and online sales.


The Atkinson
Lord Street



In person: Visit The Atkinson box office on Lord Street

For tickets: visit the website call box office on 01704 533333


Notes to Editors

For more information, interviews, images or review tickets, please contact Emma Lloyd at The Atkinson on 0151 934 2129 |


About The Atkinson

The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.

The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. Wile the day away visiting the new shop, that sells gifts and contemporary crafts from regional makers and then relax in the Bakery, choosing from a selection of artisan bread sandwiches, cakes and sharing platters. You can even take little bit of The Atkinson home with you from the delicatessen. Wonder through the major exhibitions and see performances from some of the UK’s foremost musicians, actors, performers and companies, films

Posted on 30 June 2014 under General news

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