Standing at the Sky's Edge

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Chris Bush

Published by Nick Hern Books

Large Mixed Cast

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 history of modern Britain told through the stories of one Sheffield housing estate, Standing at the Sky's Edge charts the hopes and dreams of three generations over the course of six tumultuous decades

With a book by acclaimed playwright Chris Bush, and set to the irresistible songs of legendary singer-songwriter Richard Hawley, it is a heartfelt exploration of the power of community and what it is we call home

Standing at the Sky's Edge was first performed at Sheffield Theatres in 2019, when it won Best Musical Production at the UK Theatre Awards and the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Theatre

It was revived in 2022, before transferring to the National Theatre, London, directed by Robert Hastie


'The most exciting new British musical in years' ~ WhatsOnStage

'Magnificent... wonderful... possesses remarkable breadth and depth... a moving and resonant piece' ~ The Times

'A glorious love letter to Sheffield with a big, booming heart and astonishing sound... unstoppably winning, ineffably exuberant, extremely moving... take tissues' ~ Guardian

'Fresh and original, gripping and full of hope... a feisty gem of a show' ~ Reviews Hub

'Uplifting and beguiling... a bold step forward for musical theatre... smashing' ~ Evening Standard

'Exhilarating and big-hearted... Bush's script is sparkily witty and affectionate, she interweaves the stories with great skill... A wonderfully generous, uplifting piece of theatre' ~ Financial Times

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