Standing At The Sky’s Edge is in Development

Standing At The Sky’s Edge Summary

  • Show Status: In Development
  • Genre: Musical
  • Standing At The Sky’s Edge is 2 hours 20 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Show Closes: Open ended

Dubbed "the most exciting British musical in years" the show charts the hopes and dreams of three generations over the course of six tumultuous decades in the working town of Sheffield, England.

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Winner of the Olivier Award

Standing At The Sky’s Edge is an award winning new musical. It won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical, UK Theatre Award for Best Musical Production, and the South Bank Sky Arts Award

Transfer To West End

After sold -out runs at London's National Theatre and Sheffield's Sheffield Theatres, the show transferred to London West End at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, Drury Lane, London. The show is scheduled for a limited run Thu 29 February – Sat 03 August 2024.

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,

What’s Standing At The Sky’s Edge Like?

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 they call home. The show 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.

Is Standing At The Sky’s Edge Good for Kids?

Due to strong language, depiction of sex acts and acts of violence, the show is only recommended for persons over the age of 18 years.

Production Credits

Director
Robert Hastie

Creative Team

Music
Richard Hawley
Original Book
Chris Bush