As the dawn breaks over roof slates, you won’t want to miss the West End transfer of this new British musical. See this love letter to Sheffield and book Standing At The Sky’s Edge tickets on TodayTix.
London Theatre raves about Standing At The Sky’s Edge saying: “This soul-stirring Sheffield musical is a true homegrown triumph.”
Standing At The Sky’s Edge spans three generations, delving into the intertwined lives of occupants in a single Park Hill flat in Sheffield. Watch as these characters navigate the political upheavals of their era, which include Thatcherism, the steel industry's decline, gentrification, and the impact of Brexit.
1960 Rose and Harry start anew in the newly constructed "streets in the sky," chasing their dreams. Decades later, Jimmy and his wife Joy, a Liberian refugee, confront societal challenges while striving for happiness in Sheffield. The final story unfolds in the 2010s, as middle-class Poppy moves into the fashionable, redeveloped flat block.
2 hours 50 minutes (incl. interval)
February 8th, 2024
August 3rd, 2024
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.
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.
Standing At The Sky’s Edge features songs from Sheffield-born Richard Hawley, including “As The Dawn Breaks,” “There’s A Storm A-Comin’,” and “Tonight The Streets Are Ours.” Robert Hastie directs with a book by Chris Bush, design by Ben Stones and choreography by Lynne Page, orchestrations by Tom Deering, lighting design by Mark Henderson, and sound design by Bobby Aitken.
The musical will transfer to the West End in 2024 after a world premiere in Sheffield in 2019 and a hugely successful limited engagement at the National Theatre in 2023. Standing At The Sky’s Edge won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical and Best Original Score or New Orchestrations.
The Olivier Award-winning Standing At the Skys's Edge is an electrifying musical that weaves a tale of three families over several decades in a Sheffield housing estate. The show uses songs from Richard Hawley, set against the backdrop of social change.
Standing at the Sky's Edge is at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, which is located in London, United Kingdom, WC2B 5PW.
Standing at the Sky's Edge runs for 2 hours 50 minutes (incl. interval).
Standing at the Sky's Edge tickets start at £23.
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