Video: Watch Highlights From West End Transfer of Olivier-Winning Standing at the Sky's Edge | Playbill

Video Video: Watch Highlights From West End Transfer of Olivier-Winning Standing at the Sky's Edge

Robert Hastie directs the award-winning musical.

The West End transfer of the Sheffield Theatres production of Standing at the Sky's Edge, which began performances at the Gillian Lynne Theatre February 8, continues at the London venue through August 3.

Watch highlights from the musical, which won 2023 Olivier Awards for Best New Musical and Best Original Score or New Orchestrations, in the newly released trailer above.

The cast features Jonathan Andre as Max, Elizabeth Ayodele as Joy, Jonathon Bentley as Gary, Mya Fox-Scott as Jenny, Joel Harper-Jackson as Harry, Sharlene Hector as Grace, Samuel Jordan as Jimmy, Rachael Louise Miller as Cathy, Mel Lowe as Connie, David McKechnie as Joe/Workman, Baker Mukasa as George, Alastair Natkiel as Marcus, Laura Pitt-Pulford as Poppy, Adam Price as Charles, Lauryn Redding as Nikki, Nicola Sloane as Vivienne, Lillie-Pearl Wildman as Justine, and Rachael Wooding as Rose.

The company also includes Monique Ashe-Palmer, Adam Colbeck-Dunn, Viquichele Cross, Jamie Doncaster, Caroline Fitzgerald, Jerome Lincoln, Sean McLevy, and Karen Wilkinson plus young actors Alayna Anderson, Luca Foster-Lejeune, Renee Hart, Eric Madgwick, Chioma Nduka, and Sam Stocks.

Written as a love letter to Sheffield and as an ode to the Park Hill Estate, Standing at the Sky’s Edge features songs by Richard Hawley, a book by Chris Bush, and direction by Sheffield Theatres Artistic Director Robert Hastie. The musical, which reveals the history of modern Britain through the stories of this iconic housing estate, charts the hopes and dreams of three generations over the course of six decades.

Standing at the Sky’s Edge had its world premiere at the Crucible Theatre in 2019. Following a sold-out run, it returned to the Crucible Theatre in December 2022, before making its London premiere in the National Theatre’s Olivier in early 2023.

The creative team includes set and costume designer Ben Stones, choreographer Lynne Page, music supervisor, arranger, and orchestrator Tom Deering, lighting designer Mark Henderson, sound designer Bobby Aitken, wigs, hair, and make-up designer Cynthia De La Rosa, casting director Stuart Burt, children’s casting director Chloe Blake, and dialect coaches Michaela Kennen and Shereen Ibrahim.


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