Sunday 25 February 2024

Standing At The Sky's Edge


We were absolutely thrilled to receive an invitation to the newest British musical, Standing at the Sky's Edge, which won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

Located in Sheffield's Park Hill estate, one of Europe's largest listed buildings, this story follows the lives of three different sets of residents living in the same flat, spanning several decades. In 1960, we meet Harry and Rose, a working-class married couple filled with love and hope for their future. Fast forward to 1989, where we encounter Joy, her cousin, and aunt, who have fled Liberia and are seeking a fresh start. Finally, in 2015, we meet Poppy, a heartbroken middle-class Londoner looking for a new beginning in the newly renovated flats. Each family faces their own struggles, turmoil, and moments of happiness as they navigate life on the Park Hill estate. 

The acting and choreography in this production are truly outstanding, with seamless transitions between the characters within the scenes left the audience in awe. This original and emotionally moving musical beautifully shares the stories of each character with perfection. "Standing at the Sky's Edge" serves as a poignant reflection of lives lived over the decades and the struggles they faced, offering a touching glimpse into the realities and relationships that many have experienced.

Standing at the Sky’s Edge is now playing at the Gillian Lynne Theatre for a limited season.Tickets start from £20,  For more information head over to

RUNNING TIME - 2 hours 50 minutes, including an interval
CONTENT WARNINGS - This 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, vaping, and the smoking of herbal cigarettes.