Skylight

Drama - Original

Royale Theatre

  • First Preview: September 9, 1996
  • Opening Date: September 19, 1996
  • Closing Date: December 29, 1996
  • Previews: 12
  • Performances: 116

Playwright: David Hare

Synopsis

A successful English businessman attempts to rekindle a past affair with a young schoolteacher.

Notes:

Skylight had its premiere at the Royal National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre in May 1995; the production transferred to Wyndham's Theatre in the West End in February 1996.

 

Opening Night Cast

Michael Gambon Tom Sergeant
Lia Williams in Skylight Lia Williams Kyra Hollis
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Opening Night Production Credits

  David Hare Writer
Richard Eyre Richard Eyre Director
  John Gunter Scenic Design
  John Gunter Costume Design
Paul Gallo Paul Gallo Lighting Design
  Michael Lincoln Lighting Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1996 - 1997

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Outstanding Actor in a Play Michael Gambon Nominee
1997 Outstanding Actress in a Play Lia Williams Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Distinguished Production of a Play   Nominee

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Best Foreign Play David Hare Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Theatre World Special Award   Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Actor in a Play Michael Gambon Nominee
1997 Actress in a Play Lia Williams Nominee
1997 Direction of a Play Richard Eyre Nominee
1997 Play   Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Dec. 29, 1996 31 $315,416
-
$81,019 $43.78
$55.00
7204
1058
8
0
85.11% 22.40%
Dec. 22, 1996 30 $234,397
-
-$23,665 $44.16
$55.00
5308
1058
8
0
62.71% -5.93%
Dec. 15, 1996 29 $258,062
-
-$11,177 $44.42
$55.00
5810
1058
8
0
68.64% -2.64%
Dec. 8, 1996 28 $269,239
-
- $44.63
$55.00
6033
1058
8
0
71.28% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,077,114
-
  $44.25 24355
33856
32
0
71.94 %  
Cumulative
  $4,514,236
-
  $42.22
$55.00
107557
135424
116
12
79.42 %  
 
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