Standing at the Sky's Edge


From 8 February 2024, the Olivier Award-Winning new British musical STANDING AT THE SKY’S EDGE will be transferring to London’s West End at the Gillian Lynne Theatre.

Currently nominated for ‘Best Musical’ at the 2023 Evening Standard Theatre Awards, STANDING AT THE SKY’S EDGE is also the 2023 Olivier Awards winner for ‘Best New Musical’, having previously won the 2020 South Bank Sky Arts Award for Theatre, and ‘Best Musical Production’ at the UK Theatre Awards in 2019.

Written as a love letter to Sheffield and the city’s iconic Park Hill Estate, this 2023 Olivier Award-winning ‘Best New Musical’ is directed by Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director, Robert Hastie and features songs by the legendary Sheffield singer-songwriter, Richard Hawley.  With a hilarious and gut-wrenching book by Chris Bush, STANDING AT THE SKY’S EDGE charts 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. Starring in the West End transfer of STANDING AT THE SKY’S EDGE will be Elizabeth Ayodele (Small Island) as Joy, Joel Harper-Jackson (Cock) as Harry, Sharlene Hector (A Strange Loop) as Grace, Mel Lowe (Orlando) as Connie, Laura Pitt-Pulford (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) as Poppy and Lauryn Redding (Bloody Elle) as Nikki. Returning to reprise their roles are Samuel Jordan (Masters of the Air) as Jimmy, Baker Mukasa (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) as George, Alastair Natkiel (Line of Duty) as Marcus and Rachael Wooding (Pretty Woman: The Musical) as Rose.

Robert Hastie, Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, will direct the London premiere of STANDING AT THE SKY’S EDGE.

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What is Standing at the Sky’s Edge about?

Standing at the Sky’s Edge follows the stories of three generations over the course of six turbulent decades. Based in Sheffield’s iconic Park Hill Estate, it’s a love letter to Sheffield as well as a story of the modern history of Britain.

Ticket Information

Tickets available for performances from 8 Feb – 3 Aug 2024

Running Time

2hrs 50mins (incl. interval)

Cast & Creatives

Richard Hawley (Music and Lyrics), Chris Bush (Book), Robert Hastie (Director), Ben Stones (Set and Costume Designer), Lynne Page (Choreographer), Tom Deering (Music Supervisor, Arranger and Orchestrator), Mark Henderson (Lighting Designer), Bobby Aitken (Sound Designer) Cynthia De La Rosa (Wigs, Hair and Make-Up Designer)

Elizabeth Ayodele (Joy), Joel Harper-Jackson (Harry), Sharlene Hector (Grace), Samuel Jordan (Jimmy), Mel Lowe (Connie), Baker Mukasa (George), Alastair Natkiel (Marcus), Laura Pitt-Pulford (Poppy), Lauryn Redding (Nikki), Rachael Wooding (Rose)

Booking Period

8 Feb - 3 Aug 2024

Weekly Performances

Sunday 3:00PM
Tuesday 7:30PM
Wednesday 2:30PM, 7:30PM
Thursday 7:30PM
Friday 7:30PM
Saturday 2:30PM, 7:30PM

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Venue Information

Gillian Lynne Theatre

166 Drury Ln, Holborn, London WC2B 5PW

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