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!
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.
Listen to retro-pop legend Richard Hawley’s soulful tunes in the musical, Standing at the Sky’s Edge. Some of the most popular songs include As the Dawn Breaks, I’m Looking for Someone to Find Me, Open Up Your Door, Standing at the Sky’s Edge and more!
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.
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.
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The cost of Standing at the Sky’s Edge tickets starts from £22 and will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.
Standing at the Sky’s Edge opens on 8 February 2024 at the Gillian Lynne Theatre.
Children under 4 years of age will not be allowed to attend Standing at the Sky’s Edge.
Standing at the Sky’s Edge is playing at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London and opens on 8 February 2024.
The running time of Standing at the Sky’s Edge is 2 hours and 50 minutes with interval.
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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