Standing at the Sky’s Edge, the Olivier Award-winning musical coming to the West End’s Gillian Lynne Theatre, has released a new track from the show.
In the video, Samuel Jordan (Masters of the Air, Sex Education), who plays Jimmy, performs ‘Midnight Train’ from the Sheffield Theatres and National Theatre production.
The musical also stars Lauryn Redding (Bloody Elle) as Nikki – watch a video of Lauryn singing ‘Open Up Your Door’ from the show.
Other cast include Elizabeth Ayodele (Small Island, Steel Magnolias) as Joy, Joel Harper-Jackson (Cock, Kinky Boots) as Harry, Sharlene Hector (A Strange Loop, Hairspray) as Grace, Mel Lowe (Orlando) as Connie, Laura Pitt-Pulford (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) as Poppy, Baker Mukasa (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) as George, Alastair Natkiel (Line of Duty) as Marcus and Rachael Wooding (Pretty Woman: The Musical) as Rose, with further casting to be announced.
Directed by Robert Hastie, with a book by Chris Bush and songs by Sheffield singer-songwriter Richard Hawley, the musical was a massive hit at the National Theatre earlier this year, and in its original home at Sheffield Theatres.
The musical follows three storylines across three generations: Poppy wants to escape her old life in London; Joy and Jimmy want to spend the rest of their lives together; and Rose and Harry want the new life they’ve been promised.
The creative team also includes 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.
Standing at the Sky’s Edge will play the Gillian Lynne Theatre from 8 February to 3 August 2024.
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