Skylight | 09.07.2014
This has been an oddly trying-to-keep-it-casual kind of day.
'Skylight' was (surprisingly) not the dark-comedy play I expected to see (which was nice to watch a light-comedy drama genre again on stage). But what made me go out and queue this time round was more on how I anticipated the three-cast performances on stage rather than the storyline.
First, I am a great, great fan of Carey Mulligan’s works since ‘An Education’. I adore her grace, her talent, and that smirk smile of hers since. The first time I saw her gigantic poster displayed on Wyndham’s Theatre, I knew I had to go for this. Second, who doesn’t love Bill Nighy’s quirks. These two have set up quite high stakes for our expectations. THIRD, is the third character in the play, Edward, performed by Matthew Beard. Matthew hardly plays a lead role in his previous works, but the first time I saw him was with Carey Mulligan in ‘An Education’. I liked his awkward character’s acting since then, and he reminded me of Andrew Garfield in his early works. I have no doubt the boy’s gonna head far in his career.
The storyline didn’t have any new characteristics, but how they set themselves on stage was amazing to watch. Each of them.
Before the play started, Jude Law casually just start standing by the stalls, chatting to supposedly the director or the producer, just talking with a drink on his hand. His casual Wednesday night, I suppose.
The night ended with us watching Bill Nighy walking casually through Leicester Square.
To add a bit more to the casual topping, I had my very last meeting with my supervisor for my dissertation earlier today. We wrapped up the meeting talking about the elections. Which was surprising at first, yet encouraging. It seems that I have the dotted connections to link up in between. All for a step closer to heading home.
And this wrapped it all up.
This, by far, was the kindest stage-door experience I have encountered. The security briefed us the whole procedure and guaranteed our chances if the cast do greet fans at the stage door.
Matthew Beard came out first, which no one seem to get over-excited until I squealed and called him. Took my chance to compliment him and mentioned ‘An Education’ and he recalled how old the film was. Dude, it’s only been four years. You just grew taller. Which made me got way too excited when I asked for a picture. And he squatted.
Bill Nighy was seriously, very casual and took his time with everyone, in-between his quirkiness. I have that Christmas hit single from ‘Love Actually’ stuck in my head now.
And Carey Mulligan came out last, following Bill Nighy. Carey. Mulligan. I got to talk with her a bit and she was as sweet and adorable and my-god-so-gracious when she greeted us.
And then, I just couldn’t stop squealing.