Our epic new musical Standing at the Sky’s Edge hears rich and diverse stories from the heart of the people of Park Hill. To help shape the show, we interviewed current and ex-residents from the flats and recorded their accounts of what life was like at the edge of Sheffield’s skyline over the last sixty years.
Of the group we interviewed, the Hill brothers - Gary, Paul and Andrew - recall early life in the Park Hill flats in the 60s and 70s as being ‘just like one big family.’ They remember friendly pranks played on neighbours and the strong community bond shared by residents.
Pat, also born in Park Hill, sang the praises of those she grew up living beside, saying that ‘all I could remember was the great people’ in and around the flats.
Featuring new and classic songs from Sheffield's Mercury prize nominated Richard Hawley, Standing at the Sky's Edge has been named as one of 'the theatre shows you won't want to miss in 2019' by the BBC.
See the world première of Standing at the Sky's Edge at the Crucible from Fri 15 March - Sat 6 April.