Standing at the Sky’s Edge
See one of the most exciting new British shows of the decade with Standing at the Sky’s Edge musical tickets
Fresh from sold-out runs at the National Theatre and Sheffield Theatres, the incredible new British musical Standing at the Sky’s Edge is now in the West End. This love letter to Sheffield’s iconic Park Hill Estate, and the people who have lived there for generations, is “the most exciting new British musical in years” (WhatsOnStage), and won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Bringing a fresh new voice to the London stage and backed by music from Richard Hawley, catch this melodic story of love, loss and perseverance at the Gillian Lynne Theatre.
Park Hill, Sheffield. On one of the UK’s most famous housing estates, thousands of stories reside in its flats, stairwells and corridors. Poppy is desperate to escape her old life, Joy and Jimmy want to live out the rest of their lives together, and Rose and Harry just want the life they were promised. Hopes, dreams, survival and community spirit interweave across three generations of residents in the unforgettable Standing at the Sky’s Edge musical.
With beautiful songs by Sheffield’s own Richard Hawley – former member of Pulp – and direction from Robert Hastie, playwright Chris Bush’s hilarious, heartwarming and heartbreaking musical premiered at the Crucible Theatre in 2019 and returned for a second season in 2022 due to phenomenal demand. It transferred to the National Theatre and won the 2022 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, and now its compelling story of modern Britain spreads its wings in the West End for even more theatregoers to enjoy.
The must-see Standing at the Sky’s Edge musical is a celebration of modern British talent, with critics immediately declaring it “exhilarating” (Financial Times), “magnificent” (The Times) and “spine-tingling” (The Guardian). Casting includes 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 and Rachael Wooding as Rose.
Both deeply personal and breathtakingly universal, the Standing at the Sky’s Edge musical is an unmissable West End event, marking the triumphant rise of a show that “deserves to be watched again and again” (The Stage).
The Standing at the Sky’s Edge musical age rating is to be confirmed. The show features adult themes and strong language, including scenes of physical violence, alcohol abuse and death. There are flashing lights, haze and loud sound effects.