National Theatre and Various Productions present A Sheffield Theatres Production
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.
IT’S TIME TO discover
“The most exciting new British musical in years”
“An exhilarating, big-hearted musical! A superb production.”
“Deserves to be seen far and wide, and watched again and again.”
“Moving and resonant. Magnificent.”
“The best British musical in decades.”
“A powerful tale of hope, despair and survival.”
“Spine-tingling. A glorious love letter indeed.”
“Enthralling. Superbly directed by Robert Hastie.”
Original National Theatre cast by Johan Persson