Skylight: Sorrento actor ready to reflect on life


Gino Cataldo, Emma Shaw and Jacob Turner in a scene from Skylight.
Gino Cataldo, Emma Shaw and Jacob Turner in a scene from Skylight.

SORRENTO resident Gino Cataldo is mixing funny, sexy and sad as the personal and political come together in Limelight Theatre’s latest show.

Written by David Hare and directed by James Hough-Neilson, of Kallaroo, Skylight is a contemporary classic that holds up a mirror to a divided society in a night of reunion and recrimination.

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis receives an unexpected visit from former lover Tom Sergeant (played by Cataldo), who has recently become widowed. 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.

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Skylight appealed because the play is beautiful, truthful and about real people,” Cataldo said.

“The words on the page were enough – it is a fascinating script that tears at the heart.

“Masterfully written by David Hare, the dialogue is a pleasure to speak and act.”

Hough-Neilson said Skylight was something of a debate play.

“It prompts us to consider our own places, and choices, as inhabitants of a crowded world – it is a psychological drama,” he said.

Skylight won the 1996 Olivier Award for Play of the Year and the 2015 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

THE ESSENTIALS
What: Skylight
When: 8pm, September 22-24, 29, 30, October 1, 6-8
Where: Limelight Theatre, Wanneroo
Tickets: $21, or $18 concession at www.limelighttheatre.com.au or on 0499 954 016