About the show

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.   ​


Lauryn Redding performs ‘Open Up Your Door’

Sam Jordan performs ‘Midnight Rain’

“The most exciting new British musical in years”


“The best musical I’ve ever seen.”

Jools Holland

“An exhilarating, big-hearted musical! A superb production.”

Financial Times

“Heart-breaking and life-affirming. The best thing I have ever seen on stage.”

Guy Garvey, Elbow

“Deserves to be seen far and wide, and watched again and again.”

The Stage

“A perfect meeting of music and theatre.”

Rebecca Lucy Taylor, Self Esteem

“Moving and resonant. Magnificent.”

The Times

“Who knew that Richard Hawley’s songs could fit so naturally and beautifully into an inspiring musical about real people?”

Neil Tennant, Pet Shop Boys

“A powerful tale of hope, despair and survival.”

Daily Mail

“The best musical with the best songs.”

Jarvis Cocker, Pulp

“Spine-tingling. A glorious love letter indeed.”

The Guardian

“The best British musical in decades.”

Daily Express

“Enthralling. Superbly directed by Robert Hastie.”

The Telegraph

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