Mulligan and Nighy to star together
Published 14/02/2014 | 10:37
The Bafta-winning actress will also be reunited with Matthew Beard - one of her co-stars from the movie An Education - in the production.
Nighy - whose screen roles have included The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Pirates Of The Caribbean films - previously starred in Skylight 17 years ago and has had a long association with Hare's productions.
Carey has previously acted on stage in New York, and appeared on Broadway in Chekhov's The Seagull. She plays teacher Kyra whose former lover (played by Nighy) turns up out of the blue and they find they disagree on almost everything.
Beard, whose other roles have included One Day and The Look Of Love, is making his stage debut.
Skylight was first staged at the National Theatre in 1995, winning an Olivier Award for best play.