Hidden Cove Productions brings David Hare’s provocative SKYLIGHT to Toronto Audiences
TORONTO, April 7, 2016 – Toronto’s Hidden Cove Productions, a newly-minted theatrical production company, today announced SKYLIGHT as its debut production.
Based on the critically acclaimed Tony Award-winning play by David Hare, the Toronto production will star veteran actor of stage and screen Lindsay G. Merrithew and theatre doyenne Sara Topham in the lead roles, with legendary director and acting coach Larry Moss at the helm. Tim Dowler-Coltman rounds out the cast, and to top it off, the award-winning and celebrated theatrical designer Debra Hanson will set the stage for this much-lauded play. Toronto audiences will have a chance to experience SKYLIGHT when it opens at the historic Berkeley Street Theatre on June 15 where it will run until July 9 (Previews start on June 10). Tickets are available for purchase now through SkylightTO.com and at the Berkeley Street Theatre box office (26 Berkley Street). Shows will run Tuesday to Saturday evenings with 1 PM matinees on Saturday and Sunday.Future and past collide in unpredictable ways in David Hare’s complex, provocative and thrilling SKYLIGHT. Hare’s sparse, intelligent script brilliantly picks apart the strands of its main characters Kyra (Topham) and Tom’s (Merrithew) emotional tapestry, frays that erupt in passionate fury, betrayal and melancholic despair.An unexpected knock at the door on a deep winter night in Northwest London brings the past rushing back into Kyra’s apartment. At the door is Tom, a restless, self-made restaurateur and hotel tycoon, and Kyra’s former lover. After three years apart, Tom has come to reclaim his former mistress following the death of his wife. Though the current of their desire still runs strong, time has carved them into very different people. Is the gap between them unbridgeable, or can they resurrect their magnetic relationship?
“SKYLIGHT is a play we have loved and admired since its debut over 20 years ago, and more recently during it’s spectacular run in the West End and on Broadway. We are delighted to have the opportunity to present this remarkable production to Toronto audiences,” said Lindsay G. Merrithew, Hidden Cove Production’s Founding Producer and lead actor. “The level of talent from the team we have assembled is outstanding,” added Tony Baylis, Founding Producer, Hidden Cove Productions. “Given the calibre of experience and vision that our director Larry Moss and designer Debra Hanson bring, we are confident our production will honour David Hare’s magnificent play and the brilliant productions that have come before it.”
Originally produced at London’s esteemed National Theatre, SKYLIGHT counts the prestigious Laurence Olivier Award for Play of the Year and shining critical reviews from the likes of the New York Times among its many accolades.
About Hidden Cove Productions
Founded in 2015 by Lindsay G. Merrithew and Tony Baylis, Hidden Cove Productions is a Toronto-based production company that was formed as a platform to bring together like-minded people to produce quality projects in theatre and beyond. David Hare’s SKYLIGHT is the first production from Hidden Cove Productions.
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