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Standing at the Sky’s Edge

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  • Booking until: Saturday, 3 August 2024
  • Running time: 2hr 50min. Incl. 1 interval.
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Standing at the Sky’s Edge in London

Welcome to the multi-award winning new musical Standing at the Sky’s Edge. It won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical, and the UK Theatre Award for Best Musical Production, plus the South Bank Sky Arts Award, a series of accolades proving its extraordinary appeal. Richard Hawley also won an Olivier, along with the musical director Tom Deering, for Best Original Score or Orchestration.

The musical transfers to the West End after a series of sold-out runs, and people are calling it the most exciting new British musical for ages.

Standing at the Sky’s Edge theatre tickets take you to a show that originated with an album, the seventh by the respected English musician Richard Hawley. It was released in May 2012 and refers to a real place in the musician’s home city of Sheffield; Skye Edge, a hillside with views across the city centre, a location that used to be notorious for crime-ridden council estates until it was redeveloped in the 2000s. In 2012 the album was nominated for the Mercury Prize, and a few years later it was transformed into an inspiring musical.

Directed by Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Robert Hastie, you’ll love Hawley’s remarkable songs. The book is just as good, described as ‘beautiful, hilarious and gut-wrenching’ and written by Chris Bush. The Set and Costume Designer is Ben Stones and the Choreographer is Lynne Page. The Music Supervisor, Arranger & Orchestrator is Tom Deering and the Lighting Designer is Mark Henderson. The Sound Design is by Bobby Aitken, Wigs, Hair & Make-up Design by Cynthia De La Rosa, and the Casting Director is Stuart Burt CDG. The West End cast is yet to be announced, so keep your eyes open.

Originally on stage at the Sheffield Crucible Theatre in 2019, it completed a successful run at the National Theatre in London during March and it’s due at the Gillian Lynne Theatre from 8th February 2024.

What's the plot of Standing at the Sky’s Edge?

The show tells the story of three families living on the Park Hill council estate. Originally written as a love letter to Sheffield, it reveals the hopes and dreams of three generations over six dramatic decades, exploring the universal themes of love, loss and survival. As such, Standing at the Sky’s Edge showcases the history of modern Britain through the stories of a typical housing estate, delivering a heart-warming exploration of the power of community and the places we call home.

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Standing at the Sky’s Edge Ticket Information

  • Booking until:

    Saturday, 3 August 2024

  • Running time:

    2hr 50min. Incl. 1 interval.

  • Age restrictions

    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.

  • 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.

  • Cancellations & Refunds

    Once booked, tickets to Standing at the Sky’s Edge are usually non exchangeable and non refundable as per our terms & conditions. In practice, however, we will do our best to accommodate your request as long as we are notified at least 48 hours before the performance. Please contact us for more information.

Next Performances for Standing at the Sky’s Edge at the Gillian Lynne Theatre

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Standing at the Sky’s Edge reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 33 reviews

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Latest customer reviews

All reviews are from customers who have been invited to leave a review just after seeing Standing at the Sky’s Edge.

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Entertaining musical drama about three families occupying a flat in a Sheffield tower block during different decades

Engaging show with some good songs and great singing though quite a long show

M Reviewed on 26 May 2024 by
London, United Kingdom

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Absolute must see.

This musical has been around for five years so I’m amazed that I hadn’t heard of it before. Having now seen it, my wife and I think it’s the best musical we’ve seen in many years. The story is essentially about the Park Hill housing estate in Sheffield, but it also charts the political landscape in Britain over the last sixty years. It is heartwarming and heartbreaking in equal measure and Richard Hawleys songs fit seamlessly into the storyline. Do yourself a favour and see it while you can. 5 Stars.

C Reviewed on 17 May 2024 by
Leicester, United Kingdom

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Fabulous show

M Reviewed on 16 May 2024 by
Carmel, United States Of America

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The Political & Personal Intertwine with Great Staging

The play covers three families over a span of 50 years in a Sheffield housing project. Through the prism of their lives, we see the era’s wrenching economic and political changes. Brilliantly staged, the families pass in and out, sometimes overlapping, on the same set. Original music performed by talented singers and a terrific band was riveting and memorable.

M Reviewed on 06 May 2024 by
Upper Montclair, United States Of America

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Brilliant, creative, a must to see

Standing on the Sky’s edge well where can I start, from start to finish a great storyline, well put together, & well acted, brilliant voices full credit to all. A must to see.👍

J Reviewed on 01 May 2024 by
Doncaster, United Kingdom

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Brilliant!

Standing at Skys Edge was an amazing show with terrific actors, wonderful voices and clever stage craft. Loved it !

A Reviewed on 29 April 2024 by
Wannamal, Australia

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Brilliantly creative. A one off.

M Reviewed on 29 April 2024 by
Maidstone, United Kingdom

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Innovative thoroughly enjoyable

Didn’t know much about this show but we both enjoyed it enormously. Great story, music and acting

S Reviewed on 25 April 2024 by
East Molesey, United Kingdom

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Something for everyone

Great storyline / characters /liked the mixture of acting n singing loved the two tier stage n orchestra positioning

R Reviewed on 24 April 2024 by
Essex, United Kingdom

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Original songs great singing

J Reviewed on 18 April 2024 by
Oxford, United Kingdom

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Powerful, moving, amazing

Review title says it all.

M Reviewed on 13 April 2024 by
London, United Kingdom

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Excellent show!

Excellent story-telling, brilliant musicians, amazing actors. Highly recommended!

C Reviewed on 12 April 2024 by
Bromley, United Kingdom

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Great musical with a strong storyline

B Reviewed on 10 April 2024 by
Orpington, United Kingdom

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A Superb English New Musical

Great new Musical with a talented cast and amazing musicians. Get your tickets whilst this production is in town.

T Reviewed on 08 April 2024 by
Ansac Sur Vienne, France

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Inspiring

About english and new londeners comers life

J Reviewed on 07 April 2024 by
Kaunas, Kauno M. Sav., Lithuania

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Different and welcome

A sad and powerful show. Highly recommended

I Reviewed on 30 March 2024 by
Glasgow, United Kingdom

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A super show

G Reviewed on 23 March 2024 by
Charlestown, Ireland

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Powerful contemporary musical from National Theatre

A powerful, superbly performed contemporary musical that had edge, compassion and many human stories. Set in the Park Hill Estate, Sheffield it cleverly intertwines the lives, loves and transformations of a housing estate from 1989 to the present. Lots of good music and beautiful voices. Many audience in tears at the end. Gillian Lynne Theatre is the perfect venue for it too.

J Reviewed on 22 March 2024 by
Long Ditton, United Kingdom

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A great theatre experience

V Reviewed on 10 March 2024 by
Haverfordwest, United Kingdom

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Wonderful

J Reviewed on 06 March 2024 by
Guildford, United Kingdom

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Wonderful

Fabulous music ,such a beautiful story Wonderful from start to finish.

G Reviewed on 03 March 2024 by
Coatbridge, United Kingdom

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Amazing

Incredible show - give yourself a treat and go

C Reviewed on 03 March 2024 by
Blackrock, Dundalk, Ireland

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Great Entertainment

M Reviewed on 03 March 2024 by
Beds, United Kingdom

10 Apr
2024
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by Stuart King | Thursday, February 29 2024, 13:35

Set on the once notorious Park Hill Housing Estate in Sheffield, this wonderful musical production is the very essence of community spirit, requiring a dynamic creative group effort during its development stages to reach fruition. The result is a show which literally shines bright at every performance.

Company of Standing at the Sky’s Edge © Johan PerssonCompany of Standing at the Sky’s Edge © Johan Persson

Review: STANDING AT THE SKY’S EDGE at Gillian Lynne Theatre
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First look: STANDING AT THE SKY'S EDGE, Gillian Lynne Theatre

by Elaine Martini | Wednesday, February 21 2024, 07:55

Set in one flat, this musical tells the story of three families from 1960 to the present. A sentimental and engaging narrative about life, culture, and history. All told through their connection with the iconic Park Hill estate in Sheffield.

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standing at the sky's edge west end STANDING AT THE SKY'S EDGE has announced details for its West End transfer in 2024.

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