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    Standing at the Sky's Edge Tickets

    The award-winning new British musical, inspired by Sheffield’s iconic Park Hill Estate, transfers to the West End.

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    Discover one of the UK’s most exciting new musicals, Standing at the Sky’s Edge at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. Both a love letter to Sheffield, and a deeply heartfelt reflection on modern Britain, this stunning show opens in the West End after three sell-out seasons in Sheffield and London - and has been called “the best British musical in decades” (Daily Express)!

    What is Standing at the Sky’s Edge about?

    Poppy wants to get away from her old life, Joy and Jimmy want to spend the rest of their lives together, and Rose and Harry are desperate for the life they’ve been promised. On one estate, the hopes and dreams of three generations echo amidst the stairwells and concrete towers.

    Modern Britain has never been as compelling as in Standing at the Sky’s Edge, a love letter to Sheffield and a deeply intimate portrait of community and the places we call home, all told within the walls of the famous Park Hill housing estate.

    Featuring songs by Sheffield native Richard Hawley, playwright Chris Bush’s musical premiered at the Crucible Theatre in 2019 and returned for a second season in 2022. It has since travelled south for a sold-out run at the National Theatre ahead of its West End transfer, and won the 2022 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

    Standing at the Sky’s Edge Reviews

    Standing at the Sky’s Edge is a must-see show that proves how incredible British theatre talent is right now. Critics have declared it “the most exciting new British musical in years” (WhatsOnStage) and with its community-focused story and regional influence, you might even find it just as powerful as Billy Elliot!

    The show has received rave reviews from day one, when it opened in Sheffield, and the Guardian summed it up: this is a “a heartfelt exploration of home in all its guises” that will resonate, entertain, and make its mark on the West End. It is also the latest in a flurry of successes for Sheffield Crucible, who also premiered the Olivier Award-winning Life of Pi.

    Tickets for Standing at the Sky’s Edge at Gillian Lynne Theatre

    This deeply personal, often funny, and incredibly touching musical is standing as tall as the flats that inspired it. Don’t miss Standing at the Sky's Edge, a best of British new show in the West End this year.

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    Rated Excellent
    Performance dates:
    05 Mar 2024 - 03 Aug 2024
    Running time:
    2 hours and 50 minutes including an interval.
    Age recommendation:
    Best for age 12+. Under 4s not permitted.

    Latest Audience Reviews

    What a fabulous show! The music is amazing and the story so moving. Brilliant performances by a... More

    The choreography and the acoustics were amazing. The lead characters had really strong vocals and... More

    I had heard some amazing reviews of this musical and it really didn’t disappoint. The set is ama... More

    Good show, i don't think it made a great musical, probably would have been a better play on its own.

    This is an excellent show that I went back to see having seen it previously in another venue. It... More

    It was interesting, I've never seen a show with 3 parallel timelines. But I found it very depress... More

    Show Times

    MatineeEvening
    Monday - -
    Tuesday - 7.30pm
    Wednesday 2.30pm 7.30pm
    Thursday - 7.30pm
    Friday - 7.30pm
    Saturday 2.30pm 7.30pm
    Sunday 3.00pm -
    How Long is Standing at the Sky's Edge?
    Standing at the Sky's Edge running time is 2 hours and 50 minutes including an interval.
    Matinee Shows
    Performances start at 2.30pm and finish at 5.20pm or start at 3.00pm and finish at 5.50pm.
    Evening Shows
    Performances start at 7.30pm and finish at 10.20pm.
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