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About Standing at the Sky's Edge

The multi-award winning new musical Standing at the Sky’s Edge – winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Musical, UK Theatre Award for Best Musical Production, and the South Bank Sky Arts Award – transfers to the West End following sold-out runs at the National Theatre and Sheffield Theatres.

Hailed as ‘the most exciting new British musical in years’ (WhatsOnStage), Standing at the Sky’s Edge was originally written as a love letter to Sheffield, charting the hopes and dreams of three generations over the course of six tumultuous decades, navigating universal themes of love, loss and survival.

Directed by Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Robert Hastie, with irresistible songs of legendary singer-songwriter Richard Hawley and a beautiful, hilarious and gut-wrenching book by Chris Bush, Standing at the Sky’s Edge reveals the history of modern Britain through the stories of the landmark housing estate – a heartfelt exploration of the power of community and what it is we all call home.

Assisted performances
Thursday 23rd May, 7:30pm – BSL
Saturday 22nd June, 2:30pm – BSL
Saturday 13th July, 2:30pm - Captioned

Run time

2hr 50min. Incl. interval.

Start date

February 8th, 2024

End date

August 3rd, 2024

Categories

Musicals, Drama, Contemporary, West End, Transfer

Age

Ages 12+. Children under the age of 4 will not be admitted into the theatre. All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium.

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Reviews

Audiences Say
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful
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602 reviews on Show-Score

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RaeMtsng
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing
100 / 100
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Clever, Immersive, Heartbreaking, Ambitious, Absorbing
95 / 100
Alex Room
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining
100 / 100
Beff
Relevant, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Absorbing
100 / 100

Important information

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.

Standing at the Sky's Edge cast and creative team

By: Chris Bush
Songs by: Richard Hawley
Director: Robert Hastie
Choreography: Lynne Page
Cast list: 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)
Design: Ben Stones
Costumes: Ben Stones
Lighting: Mark Henderson
Sound: Bobby Aitken
Other info: Orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Deering, makeup design by Cynthia De La Rosa

Venue

Gillian Lynne Theatre

166 Drury Lane, London, United Kingdom, WC2B 5PW

Directions

Location: West End
Railway station: King's Cross St Pancras
Bus numbers: (High Holborn) 134, 242; (Kingsway) 1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 243, 521, X68
Night bus numbers: (High Holborn) 242, N68, N207; (Kingsway) 188, 243, N1, N91, N171
Car park: Drury Lane, Parker Street (1min)
Directions from tube: (5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn left at Drury Lane and you’ll see the theatre 100 metres away on a corner.

Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7:30 PM
Wednesday2:00 PM7:30 PM
Thursday-7:30 PM
Friday-7:30 PM
Saturday2:00 PM7:30 PM
Sunday3:00 PM-

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