WINNER! Best New Musical 2023 Olivier Awards
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.
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.
STANDING AT THE SKY’S EDGE opens at the Gillian Lynne Theatre for a limited season from 8 February 2024.
VENUE Gillian Lynne Theatre, 166 Drury Lane, Holborn, London WC2B 5PW
TICKETS From £20.
All tickets include a £1.70 restoration levy
ACCESS Learn more about accessibility at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. Assisted performances for Standing at the Sky’s Edge can be found here.
GROUPS Groups of 10+ can save up to £54.50 per person! More information can be found here.
RUNNING TIME 2 hours 50 minutes, including an interval
AGE RECCOMENDATION 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. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a valid ticket.
CONTENT WARNINGS 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.
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Reviews for Standing at the Sky’s Edge at the National Theatre
‘An exhilarating, big-hearted musical! A superb production’
‘The most exciting new British musical in years.’
‘Deserves to be seen far and wide, and watched again and again’
‘Moving and resonant. Magnificent.’
‘A powerful tale of hope, despair and survival.’
‘Spine-tingling. A glorious love letter indeed.’
‘The best British musical in decades.’
‘Enthralling. Superbly directed by Robert Hastie.’