Bill Nighy stars in “Skylight” broadcast live from London |

Bill Nighy stars in “Skylight” broadcast live from London

The new season of National Theatre Live, broadcast live from London to Sierra Cinemas, continues Thursday, Oct. 23 with a broadcast from the West End in London of David Hare’s “Skylight.” Starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan, the play will show twice at Sierra Cinemas, Thursday and again at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (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.

Nighy, whose extensive film credits include “Love Actually,” “Notes on a Scandal” and “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” plays alongside Mulligan (“The Great Gatsby,”) who is making her West End stage debut.

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 NTL.

David Hare is the author of 29 plays for stage. 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.

NTL is an initiative by the National Theatre to broadcast live performances onto cinema screens around the world.

Tickets for Skylight are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors, children, and students with ID. Group rates are also available but must be purchased in advance. Tickets are available now at the Sierra Cinemas box office or online at Sierra Cinemas is located at 840-C East Main St. at the corner of Hughes Road in Grass Valley. For more information, call 530-477-1100, or visit For more information on NTL, visit

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