Aisle View: Peering Through Hare's Skylight

April 3, 2015 2:28 AM

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Broadway's April Madness starts tonight, with 14 plays and musicals racing to open over the next twenty-two days -- and that count doesn't include worthy non-Broadway offerings. We cannot at this point state that the Stephen Daldry revival of Skylight will be the finest of the group, no, but it is likely to be near the top of the list. This is a smashingly good production of what might be David Hare's finest play, with two of the season's most striking performances from Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan.

Skylight premiered in 1995 at the National, following the playwright's larger-scale Plenty, Pravda and Racing Demon. This time Hare worked on a smaller canvas; a one-set, three-character dissection of a relationship. Tom (Nighy) is a Thatcher-era self-made millionaire, who started with nothing and t...

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