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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.​


Joining the cast are 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.

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.

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

Good To Know

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.


Gillian Lynne Theatre

166 Drury Lane, London, United Kingdom

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5.0(5 reviews)
  • Sheila Ryan

    Apr 11, 2024

    This was an excellent and moving performance. It gave a wonderful insight into the lives of a generation of families in a Sheffield housing estate. The acting and singing were superb, as was the orchestra. Richard Hawley's music adds soul and is central throughout. It truly is a love letter to Sheffield and a real triumph. A wonderful musical.

  • Carol Newland

    Mar 21, 2024

    I'm a fan of Richard Hawley so chose to see this show, I wasnt disappointed it was brilliant. Great characters, story lines that were interwoven within a single stage set. It was moving, fast paced and authentic.

  • Jill Doyle

    Mar 19, 2024

    I just can not wait to bring my girls and friends now to it. I came from Dublin and just knew it was my kind of theatre. The cast are wonderful and it's so moving. Beautifully staged , the choreography was just perfect. Incredible music played so well .What a piece of theatre a must see 5 stars

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