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Standing at the Sky's Edge Tickets

Gillian Lynne Theatre

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.

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

Standing at the Sky's Edge Reviews

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624 Reviews
  • 5 Stars72%
  • 4 Stars19%
  • 3 Stars5%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Stars2%

User Reviews

Verified

So many good songs and was in the perfect seat for "open up your door". Sat near some Americans, who were seriously baffled by lots of the dialogue. This is a very English play - lots of in humour, north/south divide and political history. Very funny Read more

Performance date: 16 May 2024
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Set design was inspiring, modern and complemented the fast pace/plot of the story. Amazing story, great actors , emotional content. Very modern layout of stage. Full use of the stage and even actors using the walkways at some stage. Great show .ver Read more

Performance date: 15 May 2024
Verified

Set design was inspiring, modern and comlemented the fast pace /plot of the story. Amazing actors, emotional content. Very modern layout on stage. Full use of the stage and even actors using the walkways at some stage. Great show. Very underrated! Read more

Performance date: 15 May 2024
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Show Times

MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday2.00pm7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2.00pm7.30pm
Sunday3.00pm-
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 2.00pm and finish at 4.50pm 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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