Standing at the Sky’s Edge Tickets

National Theatre - Olivier Theatre, London
9 February 2023 - 25 March 2023
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Direct from an acclaimed run at Sheffield Theatre, Standing at the Sky’s Edge plays a limited season at the National Theatre in London.

A love letter to Sheffield and a history of modern Britain told through the stories of one iconic estate, Standing at the Sky’s Edge charts the hopes and dreams of three generations over the course of six tumultuous decades.

Set to the irresistible songs of legendary Sheffield singer-songwriter Richard Hawley, it is a heartfelt exploration of the power of community and what it is we call home.

This award-winning new British musical makes its London premiere, directed by Robert Hastie, Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres.

Standing at the Sky’s Edge runs from 9 February 2023 until 25 March 2023 at the National Theatre London.

What's the story of Standing at the Sky's Edge?

A castle built of streets in the sky.

Poppy wants to escape her old life in London. Joy and Jimmy want to spend the rest of their lives together. Rose and Harry want the new life they’ve been promised.

A love letter to Sheffield and a history of modern Britain told through the stories of one iconic estate, Standing at the Sky’s Edge charts the hopes and dreams of three generations over the course of six tumultuous decades.

Who is in the cast of Standing at the Sky's Edge?

The cast of Standing at the Sky’s Edge includes Ahmed Hamad, Sèverine Howell-Meri, Samuel Jordan, Bobbie Little, Robert Lonsdale, David McKechnie, Maimuna Memon, Rachael Louise Miller, Baker Mukasa, Alastair Natkiel, Faith Omole, Adam Price, Consuela Rolle, Nicola Sloane, Jake Small, Deborah Tracey, Rachael Wooding and Alex Young.

Who are the creative team of Standing at the Sky's Edge?

Standing at the Sky’s Edge has music and lyrics by Richard Hawley and book by Chris Bush.

Directed by Robert Hastie with set and costume design by Ben Stones, choreography by Lynne Page, music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Deering, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Bobby Aitken, wigs, hair and make-up design by Cynthia De La Rosa and casting by Stuart Burt CDG. Music director is John Rutledge, fight director is Kenan Ali, associate choreographer is Thomas Herron, assistant music director is Ehsaan Shivarani, dialects coaches are: Michaela Kennen and Shereen Ibrahim, and casting of young performers by Chloe Blake.


Reviews of Standing at the Sky's Edge

★★★★★ "A magnificent musical" - The Times


Show Information

Performance dates
9 February 2023 - 25 March 2023
Running time
To be confirmed
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


Important Notes

Captioned performance
Wednesday 8 March at 2pm
Thursday 23 March at 7.30pm

BSL performance
Thursday 16 March at 7.30pm
The sign language interpreter for this performance will be shared closer to the performance

Audio-described performances
Monday 27 February at 7.30pm with a Touch Tour at 6pm
Saturday 18 March at 2pm with a Touch Tour at 12.30pm


Venue Information

National Theatre - Olivier Theatre, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest Tube or Train: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, X68, RV1
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