West End Transfer of Olivier-Winning Standing at the Sky's Edge Begins Performances February 8 | Playbill

London News West End Transfer of Olivier-Winning Standing at the Sky's Edge Begins Performances February 8

Robert Hastie directs the award-winning musical.

Laura Pitt Pulford, Lauryn Redding, Mel Lowe, Sharlene Hector, Elizabeth Ayodele, Samuel Jordan, Rachael Wooding, and Joel Harper Jackson Steve Gullick

The West End transfer of the Sheffield Theatres production of Standing at the Sky's Edge begins performances at the Gillian Lynne Theatre beginning February 8. The musical won the 2023 Olivier Awards for Best New Musical and Best Original Score or New Orchestrations

Reprising their roles are Samuel Jordan (Masters of the Air) as Jimmy, Baker Mukasa (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) as George, Alastair Natkiel (Line of Duty) as Marcus, and Rachael Wooding (Pretty Woman: The Musical) as Rose.

Joining the cast is Elizabeth Ayodele (Small Island) as Joy, Joel Harper-Jackson (Kinky Boots) as Harry, Sharlene Hector (A Strange Loop) as Grace, Mel Lowe (Orlando) as Connie, Laura Pitt-Pulford (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) as Poppy, and Lauryn Redding (Bloody Elle) as Nikki.

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, and casting director Stuart Burt.

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