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Standing at the Sky's Edge
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08 Feb 2024 - 03 Aug 2024
2 hr 50 mins with interval
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Why Watch Standing at the Sky’s Edge?

  • The Olivier Award-winning smash hit musical, Standing at the Sky’s Edge, is transferring to the Gillian Lynne Theatre after sold-out runs at the National Theatre and Sheffield Theatres.
  • Directed by Robert Hastie, the Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, and written by Chris Bush, this musical is sure to win the hearts of the West End audience this season.
  • Featuring songs of the beloved singer-songwriter Richard Hawley, Standing at the Sky’s Edge is a tribute to Sheffield and the journey of the community there over the course of six decades.
  • So what are you waiting for? Get tickets to watch Standing at the Sky’s Edge in London and experience this production that has themes of love, loss and survival at its core.

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About Show

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Standing at the Sky’s Edge is an award-winning musical with a string of accolades to its name — the Olivier Award for Best New Musical, the South Bank Sky Arts Award and the UK Theatre Award for Best Musical Production. Premiering at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield in 2019, the musical has garnered massive critical as well as commercial acclaim, even making it the most nominated musical of the season at the 2023 Olivier Awards.

The musical has been lovingly directed by Robert Hastie. The sensitive and hilarious writing of Chris Bush and the iconic songs of Richard Hawley bring out the brilliance of the narrative that dwells on community, unity and the transformative power that a place can have on its residents. Standing at the Sky’s Edge is a love letter to Sheffield, celebrating the multifarious shades of life that nestle within the city. Get your tickets to Standing at the Sky’s Edge at London's Gillian Lynne Theatre now!

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The Story

The story follows three timelines and sets of families at the Park Hill estates in Sheffield — a young couple in the late 60s who have moved to the Steel City for work, a Liberian civil war refugee and her aunt in 1989 and a present-day posh southerner, who moves in after the gentrification of the neighbourhood. Their lives run in parallel initially before they get intertwined in a sentimental swirl of time, place and people, showcasing the history of Sheffield as a whole, as well as Britain.

Standing at the Sky’s Edge invokes themes of political upheaval, industrial labour, gentrification, social cleansing, and many others, giving an extra layer to the musical as a thought-provoking social commentary. Go watch Standing at the Sky’s Edge in London; you will leave with a transformed perspective on the history of the Park Hill estates.

Show Timings

  • Tues, Thurs, Fri: 7:30 PM
  • Sat: 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Sun: 3:00 PM
  • Show timings for Standing at the Sky’s Edge may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & Crew

  • Musica and Lyrics: Richard Hawley
  • Direction: Robert Hastie
  • Book: Chris Bush
  • Choreographer: Lynne Page
  • Costume and Set Designer: Ben Stones
  • Lighting Designer: Mark Henderson
  • Sound Designer: Bobby Aitken

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

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  • Children under the age of 4 will not be allowed inside the theatre.
  • Guests aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and seated with them.
  • The 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.
  • Please keep in mind that London theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Standing at the Sky’s Edge voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Gillian Lynne Theatre

Formerly known as the New London Theatre, The Gillian Lynne Theatre was opened in 1973. In 2018, the theatre was renamed as Gillian Lynne Theatre. The site of the theatre has been home to many entertainment spaces prior to the modern building, going back as far as the Elizabethan era. The designers, Paul Tvrtkovic and Sean Kenny, took inspiration from Berlin’s Walter Gropius’ Total Theater Model. The building also has other facilities like an underground car park, a cabaret space, a nightclub, shops and a residential tower.

Seating Capacity: 1295

Gillian Lynne Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: 166 Drury Ln, London WC2B 5PW, United Kingdom

Tube: The nearest tube station is Holborn (Piccadilly/Central Lines) and Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line)

Bus: Bus routes that ply the area are 1, 59, 68, 134, 168, 171, 188, 243 and X68.

Available Facilities: Cloakroom, toilets, bar, gift shop

Accessibility: Assistive listening system, guide dogs allowance, adapted toilets, wheelchair-accessible seating, lift

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security, all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Gillian Lynne Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formal are recommended. Keep in mind, that most London theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions About Standing at the Sky’s Edge Tickets

How do I buy tickets to Standing at the Sky’s Edge in London?

Buy your Standing at the Sky’s Edge London tickets online for a hassle-free and convenient experience that ensures the best deals and discounts.

How much do the Standing at the Sky’s Edge London tickets cost?

The cost of Standing at the Sky’s Edge tickets starts from £22 and will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

What is the opening date for Standing at the Sky’s Edge in London?

Standing at the Sky’s Edge opens on 8 February 2024 at the Gillian Lynne Theatre.

What age is Standing at the Sky’s Edge appropriate for?

Children under 4 years of age will not be allowed to attend Standing at the Sky’s Edge.

Where is Standing at the Sky’s Edge playing in London?

Standing at the Sky’s Edge is playing at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London and opens on 8 February 2024.

How long does Standing at the Sky’s Edge run for?

The running time of Standing at the Sky’s Edge is 2 hours and 50 minutes with interval.

What is Standing at the Sky’s Edge about?

Standing at the Sky’s Edge is set in the backdrop of the Park Hill estates in Sheffield. It focuses on the lives, struggles and triumphs of three families across three generations, spanning a timeline of more than half a century.

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