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Standing at the Sky’s Edge – A multi-award winning British musical
This is a multi-award winning new musical. Standing at the Sky’s Edge is the winner of the Olivier for Best New Musical, a UK Theatre Award for Best Musical Production, along with the South Bank Sky Arts Award. Richard Hawley also won an Olivier, along with the musical director Tom Deering, for Best Original Score or Orchestration.
Sky’s Edge has enjoyed a series of excellent runs, selling out at the National Theatre and Sheffield Theatres and widely described as the most exciting new British musical in years. Now it’s due in the West End for 2024, on stage at the Gillian Lynne Theatre from 8th February. The West End cast will be announced nearer the time.
What's the story behind Standing at the Sky’s Edge?
Standing at the Sky's Edge is the name of the seventh studio album by the English musician Richard Hawley, released in May 2012. The album was nominated for the 2012 Mercury Prize during the same year. The title is a real location in his native city of Sheffield, Skye Edge, a hillside with gorgeous views over the city, previously a crime-ridden housing estate.
Richard Hawley is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and music producer. He played with the Britpop band Longpigs in the 1990s before joining Pulp. He has released eight studio albums, been nominated for two Mercury prizes and a Brit Award, and has collaborated with Lisa Marie Presley, Shakespeare’s Sister, Arctic Monkeys, Manic Street Preachers, Elbow, Duane Eddy and Paul Weller.
Originally a love letter to Sheffield, the musical follows the hopes and dreams of three generations of people living on the Park Hill council estate through a full sixty years as they experience the universal human themes of love, loss and survival. In doing so Standing at the Sky’s Edge reveals the history of contemporary Britain, a beautiful and heartfelt look at the power of community and the places we call home.
About Standing at the Sky’s Edge
We’re selling top quality cheap theatre tickets for Standing at the Sky’s Edge. Bear in mind the musical contains adult themes, strong language, physical violence, alcohol abuse and death, and you’ll experience flashing lights, haze, and noisy sound effects.
The book is by Chris Bush, described as beautiful, hilarious and gut-wrenching. The show first opened at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre in 2019, leading onto a run at London’s National Theatre. Directed by Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Robert Hastie, the Set and Costume Designer is Ben Stones and the Choreographer is Lynne Page. The Music Supervisor, Arranger & Orchestrator is Tom Deering and the Lighting Designer is Mark Henderson. The Sound Design is by Bobby Aitken, Wigs, Hair & Make-up Design by Cynthia De La Rosa, and the Casting Director is Stuart Burt CDG.
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Playing at Gillian Lynne Theatre
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.