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About Standing at the Sky's Edge

London Theatre raves about Standing at the Sky’s Edge saying: “from aching heartbreakers through to the mighty title number, this soul-stirring musical is a total triumph.”

Winner of the 2023 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Standing at the Sky’s Edge is a kaleidoscopic portrait of life on an ever-changing estate, charting the highs and lows and loves and losses of three generations across six tumultuous decades on the iconic Park Hill estate.

In 1960, Rose and Harry are full of hope as they begin their exciting future in the newly constructed ‘streets in the sky’. Decades later, Liberian refugee Joy encounters the estate at its lowest ebb, but finds love with local boy Jimmy. In 2015, middle-class Poppy moves in to the fashionable redeveloped block, in search of a fresh start.

With award-winning music by legendary singer-songwriter Richard Hawley and a beautiful, hilarious and gut-wrenching book by Chris Bush, don’t miss your chance to experience this ‘deeply moving and monumental musical’ (Daily Telegraph) – performances must end 3 August.

Run time

2hr 50min. Incl. 1 interval.

Start date

8th February, 2024

End date

3rd August, 2024

Categories

Musicals, Contemporary, Transfer, Drama, West End

Age

Ages 12+. 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.

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1K+ Reviews

Kent 2

Kent 2

224 Reviews | 75 Followers
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Ambitious, Absorbing, Epic, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Interested in an emotionally compelling musical about the various families living in one flat between 1960 and 2020. Bring Kleenex.

Don’t see it if You are looking for upbeat fluff.

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cal reviews

6 Reviews | 0 Followers
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Clever, Immersive, Heartbreaking, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want to witness something boldly new and innovative. This production is beautifully original, redefining what live theatre can be!

Don’t see it if You struggle with sensory overload; there are some very intense scenes of lightning and sound - a unique immersive experience, I must say

S 3021

S 3021

25 Reviews | 1 Followers
100
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see one of the most important shows of the decade presented on an epic scale.

Don’t see it if You think a musical has to tell everything in song. This is different, and if that's a problem, go elsewhere.

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ThisisRae

14 Reviews | 0 Followers
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Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you enjoy a production that skillfully combines populism with perceptive social critique, then this show is a must-see.

Don’t see it if If you prefer entertainment devoid of introspective commentary on themes like the impact of industrial decline and the nuances of community

Important information

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.

Standing at the Sky's Edge cast and creative team

By: Chris Bush
Songs by: Richard Hawley
Director: Robert Hastie
Choreography: Lynne Page
Cast list: Elizabeth Ayodele (as Joy), Joel Harper-Jackson (as Harry), Sharlene Hector (as Grace), Mel Lowe (as Connie), Laura Pitt-Pulford (as Poppy), Lauryn Redding (as Nikki), Samuel Jordan (as Jimmy), Baker Mukasa (as George), Alastair Natkiel (as Marcus), Rachael Wooding (as Rose)
Design: Ben Stones
Costumes: Ben Stones
Lighting: Mark Henderson
Sound: Bobby Aitken
Other info: Orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Deering, makeup design by Cynthia De La Rosa

Venue

Gillian Lynne Theatre

166 Drury Lane, London, United Kingdom, WC2B 5PW

Directions

Location: West End
Railway station: King's Cross St Pancras
Bus numbers: (High Holborn) 134, 242; (Kingsway) 1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 243, 521, X68
Night bus numbers: (High Holborn) 242, N68, N207; (Kingsway) 188, 243, N1, N91, N171
Car park: Drury Lane, Parker Street (1min)
Directions from tube: (5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn left at Drury Lane and you’ll see the theatre 100 metres away on a corner.

Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7:30 PM
Wednesday2:00 PM7:30 PM
Thursday-7:30 PM
Friday-7:30 PM
Saturday2:00 PM7:30 PM
Sunday3:00 PM-

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