Tom Sergeant is a wealthy restauranteur. Kyra Hollis is a young woman and teacher at a local school.
They are two people with different politics and values – and are former lovers. David Hare’s moving and thought-provoking play Skylight is performed by Titchfield Festival Theatre, enabling the celebrated playwright to observe acutely the contrasting values in our society today.
The scene is set as Kyra receives an unexpected visit from Tom. The pair have not seen each other since their relationship ended after Sergeant’s wife discovered their affair. However, Tom is now a widower following the recent death of his wife and is seeking consolation from Kyra as he tries to overcome his grief.
As she cooks a meal, the two tentatively attempt to rekindle their affair but find that love, politics and spaghetti bolognese make an uneasy mix. But somehow they were meant to be together…
Kevin Fraser, artistic director of TFT, says: ‘Skylight is a masterpiece of modern theatre and brilliantly written. It’s a real “state of the nation” play, with plenty of emotion and passion, as the principal characters exchange insults and revisit memories of their past life together.
‘Their opinions and values suggest they should not be together; however, during the play we can all see that their mutual affection remains strong. It is a powerful piece of theatre which will keep you absorbed throughout.’
Acorn Studio Theatre, Titchfield