We are so pleased to announce that Standing at the Sky’s Edge – which premiered in the Crucible last year – will return later this year before transferring to London’s National Theatre in January 2021.
A celebration of strength and solidarity set in Sheffield’s concrete utopia, Park Hill, the musical features music and lyrics by Richard Hawley, book by Chris Bush and is directed by our Artistic Director Robert Hastie.
During its sell-out run in March 2019, Standing at the Sky’s Edge activity took place across Sheffield – whether that was lighting up Park Hill with artwork by Kid Acne, playing some of Richard Hawley’s iconic tracks on trams across the city or inviting community choirs to perform in the Crucible foyer.
Loved by audiences and critics alike, The Stage called Standing at the Sky’s Edge‘glorious musical tribute to an iconic Sheffield building’ (*****), whilst The Times thought it was ‘irresistible’ (****) and The Guardian a ‘heartfelt exploration of home’ (****) and the Daily Mail ‘a force of nature’ (*****).
It also won Best Musical Production at the 2019 UK Theatre Awards.
Stay tuned for more information on Friday 21 February, when will be announcing more information – along with our full season. If you just can’t wait for your Sky’s Edge fill, why not dive into the world of the musical:
- Richard Hawley on BBC Radio 4 Mastertapes - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0004f0s
- Richard Hawley speaks to the Sunday Times - https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/interview-richard-hawley-on-the-sheffield-musical-standing-at-the-skys-edge-jn6nlnl9z
- Park Hill Residents react to Standing at the Sky’s Edge - https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2019/mar/15/richard-hawley-gets-it-park-hill-residents-praise-sheffield-musical
Standing at the Sky's Edge is on sale to members on Sat 14 March and on general sale on Sat 28 March.