Standing at the Sky’s Edge

About This 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.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: 08 February 2024 Opening Night: 28 February 2024 Final Performance: 03 August 2024
Location: Gillian Lynne Theatre, West End

Drury Lane,

West End,


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WhatsOnStage Review

| | 29 February 2024
The hit musical is as brilliant as ever as it moves to the Gillian Lynne Theatre