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.

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.


A National Theatre and Sheffield Theatres production
in association with Various Productions

Music and lyrics by Richard Hawley
Book by Chris Bush

From 9 February to 25 March 2023
Running Time: approx 2 hours 50 mins incl. interval

Monday – Thursday evenings and all matinees:
£20, £36, £46, £56, £66, £86

Friday & Saturday evenings:
£20, £39, £49, £59, £69, £89

Previews 9 – 10 February:
£20, £30, £38, £47, £57, £67

Preview 11 February:
£20, £32, £40, £49, £59, £69

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