Why See Standing at the Sky's Edge?
West End Transfer
After scooping the 2023 Olivier awards for Best New Musical and Best New Score, this heartfelt new musical from Chris Bush and indie icon Richard Hawley has announced it will make its West End debut in spring 2024, beginning performances at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in February.
Directed by Sheffield Theatre's Robert Hastie, don't miss this glorious new musical that pays tribute to the power of community as it follows three generations through six decades on one Sheffield housing estate. With glowing 5-star reviews from critics and audiences, it's set to be one of 2024's early highlights and perhaps a modern classic in years to come.
Originating at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre in 2019 before moving to the National Theatre in 2022, Standing at the Sky's Edge is set in the city's Park Hill estate, and follows some of the lives that lived there. Built in 1957, it was granted a Grade Listing in 1998 and has often featured in the Arts, with mentions in songs by Pulp, The Arctic Monkeys, and Yung Blood, and as a setting for the This Is England series and Doctor Who.
Opening night: 8 February 2024
And before you stop reading
This show contains adult themes and strong language, including some scenes depicting physical violence, alcohol abuse and death. There are flashing lights, haze and loud sound effects.
You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.
Cast and Creative
Elizabeth Ayodele as Joy
Joel Harper-Jackson as Harry
Sharlene Hector as Grace
Mel Lowe as Connie
Laura Pitt-Pulford as Poppy
Lauryn Redding as Nikki
Samuel Jordan as Jimmy
Baker Mukasa as George
Alastair Natkiel as Marcus
Rachael Wooding as Rose
Music and Lyrics by Richard Hawley
Book by Chris Bush
Directed by Robert Hastie
Music Supervision, Arrangements & Orchestrations by Tom Deering
2023 Olivier Awards, Wins
Best New Musical
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