Performance: Tuesday 27th February – Saturday 3rd March 2018 at 7.30pm
PLAY READING AND AUDITION NOTICE
Get yourselves ready – here we go off on the next exciting TTC Adventure!! If you want to get on board please let Carol Smith, TTC Membership Secretary, know so we can ensure we know you are coming.
Tel: 01892 541356 / Mob: 07950 039665
Directed by Meg Nut
Get in, Technical & Dress rehearsals Sun/Mon (29/30) April
Performances Tuesday 1st – Saturday 5th May evenings, plus matinees on Wed 2nd and Sat 5th May
Saturday 24th February
00 am to 1.00 pm
CONTACTS: CAROL SMITH (07950 039665); MEG NUTT (07786 857891)
On a bitterly cold London evening, school teacher, Kyra Hollis receives unexpected visits from her former lover, Tom Sergeant, a rich, successful and charismatic restaurateur, as well as Tom’s son, Edward, who has, since the lovers parted, been hopelessly adrift.
Tom Sergeant is the very model of a buccaneering, free-market capitalist, who has become filthy rich with a string of restaurants and a fancy retreat in the Caribbean. Kyra was a waitress in one of Tom’s establishments who became embedded in the family unit, befriending Tom’s wife, Alice and their son, Edward. But when Tom’s wife discovered the relationship, Kyra walked out and took a job teaching the under privileged in a tough school in East Ham. Now, several years later, Tom’s wife is dead and, burdened with guilt and grief, Tom wants to rekindle the affair. But Kyra has changed. She has become something of a puritan, living in a dismal council estate and making the punishing daily commute from one end of London to the other.
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. David Hare’s gripping Skylight is taken up with the wistful, evasive, pungent, fiery reunion of the ex-lovers and the skill with which he knits together passionate arguments about love, guilt and responsibility is impressive. The duellists themselves enjoy their witty power struggle, delivering a highly amusing and thought provoking script.
A hard-hitting play about love, passions and ideologies, Skylight received the 1995 Olivier Award for Best Play, the 1997 Tony Award for Best Play and the 2015 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.
CHARACTERS (playing ages)
KYRA HOLLIS – late 20’s/ early 30’s
EDWARD SERGEANT – late teens/early 20’s
TOM SERGEANT – late 50’s/mid 60’s