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About Standing at the Sky's Edge

The Olivier Award-winning musical Standing At The Sky’s Edge transfers to the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London’s West End. Book Standing At The Sky’s Edge tickets on London Theatre now.

Visit the 'streets in the sky' where the lives of people across three decades intertwine: Rose and Harry yearn for the promised new life they've been seeking; Joy and Jimmy envision spending their remaining days together; and Poppy aspires to start a fresh life away from her London past.

Featuring songs from Sheffield-born singer-songwriter Richard Hawley, Standing At The Sky’s Edge had its world premiere at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre in 2019 to rave reviews. The musical transferred to the National’s Olivier Theatre in 2023, where it was awarded Best New Musical and Best Original Score or New Orchestrations at the Olivier Awards. This highly anticipated new musical will play in London’s West End at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in 2024.

Robert Hastie directs Standing At The Sky’s Edge with a book by Chris Bush. Completing the creative team is set and costume designer Ben Stones, choreographer Lynne Page, music supervisor Tom Deering, lighting designer Mark Henderson, and sound designer Bobby Aitken.

Who is Richard Hawley?

Standing at the Sky’s Edge uses the songs of legendary Sheffield singer-songwriter Richard Hawley. Hawley's 2012 album, sharing the same name as the musical, was nominated for the 2012 Mercury Prize. The Pulp frontman and BRIT Award-nominated artist has collaborated with the likes of Manic Street Preachers, Elbow, and the Arctic Monkeys.

Tickets to Standing At The Sky’s Edge in London are available now. Book Standing At The Sky’s Edge tickets on London Theatre today.

Run time

2hr 50min. Incl. 1 interval.

Start date

8th February, 2024

End date

3rd August, 2024

Age

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.

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622 Reviews

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6 Reviews | 0 Followers
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Clever, Immersive, Heartbreaking, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want to witness something boldly new and innovative. This production is beautifully original, redefining what live theatre can be!

Don’t see it if You struggle with sensory overload; there are some very intense scenes of lightning and sound - a unique immersive experience, I must say

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Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you enjoy a production that skillfully combines populism with perceptive social critique, then this show is a must-see.

Don’t see it if If you prefer entertainment devoid of introspective commentary on themes like the impact of industrial decline and the nuances of community

Randall S

Randall S

27 Reviews | 2 Followers
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Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like gorgeous singing and a variety of musical styles, with clever staging and a thoughtful, beautiful story. Great performances.

Don’t see it if You want to be spoon fed—requires you to think and pay attention. Also not super easy if you don’t have some grasp of recent UK history.

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Kent 2

208 Reviews | 75 Followers
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Ambitious, Absorbing, Epic, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Interested in an emotionally compelling musical about the various families living in one flat between 1960 and 2020. Bring Kleenex.

Don’t see it if You are looking for upbeat fluff.

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Our Review

'Standing at the Sky's Edge' review – this British musical triumph feels right at home in the West End

5 of 5
29 Feb 2024, 10:23
Read our review of Standing at the Sky's Edge, by Chris Bush and Richard Hawley, now in performances at the Gillian Lynne Theatre to 3 August.
Production note
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.

Standing at the Sky's Edge cast and creative team

By: Chris Bush
Songs by: Richard Hawley
Director: Robert Hastie
Choreography: Lynne Page
Cast list: 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), Rachael Wooding (as Rose)
Design: Ben Stones
Costumes: Ben Stones
Lighting: Mark Henderson
Sound: Bobby Aitken
Other info: Orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Deering, makeup design by Cynthia De La Rosa

Venue

166 Drury Lane, London, United Kingdom, WC2B 5PW

Directions

Location: West End
Railway station: King's Cross St Pancras
Bus numbers: (High Holborn) 134, 242; (Kingsway) 1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 243, 521, X68
Night bus numbers: (High Holborn) 242, N68, N207; (Kingsway) 188, 243, N1, N91, N171
Car park: Drury Lane, Parker Street (1min)
Directions from tube: (5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn left at Drury Lane and you’ll see the theatre 100 metres away on a corner.

More information about Standing at the Sky's Edge

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Assisted performances
Thursday 23rd May, 7:30pm – BSL
Saturday 22nd June, 2:30pm – BSL
Saturday 13th July, 2:30pm - Captioned

Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7:30 PM
Wednesday2:00 PM7:30 PM
Thursday-7:30 PM
Friday-7:30 PM
Saturday2:00 PM7:30 PM
Sunday3:00 PM-

Frequently asked questions

What is Standing at the Sky's Edge about?

Poppy wants to escape her old life in London. Joy and Jimmy want to spend the rest of their lives together. Rose and Harry want the life they’ve been promised. Discover the power of community in Chris Bush's love letter to Sheffield. Find out more about Standing at the Sky's Edge tickets on London Theatre.

Where is Standing at the Sky's Edge playing?

Standing at the Sky's Edge is playing at Gillian Lynne Theatre. The theatre is located in 166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW.

How long is Standing at the Sky's Edge ?

The running time of Standing at the Sky's Edge is 2hr 50min. Incl. 1 interval.

How much do tickets cost for Standing at the Sky's Edge ?

Tickets for Standing at the Sky's Edge start at £25.

What's the age requirement for Standing at the Sky's Edge ?

The recommended age for Standing at the Sky's Edge is 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..

How do you book tickets for Standing at the Sky's Edge ?

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