New trailer released for the West End Premiere of ‘STANDING AT THE SKY’S EDGE’ at the Gillian Lynne Theatre

The National Theatre and Various Productions have released a brand new trailer for the West End premiere of Sheffield Theatres’ smash-hit production of the new British musical, STANDING AT THE SKY’S EDGE, which is currently playing a Limited Season at the Gillian Lynne Theatre until 3 August 2024.

Written as a love letter to Sheffield and the city’s iconic Park Hill Estate, this 2023 Olivier Award-winning ‘Best New Musical’ is directed by Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director, Robert Hastie and features songs by the legendary Sheffield singer-songwriter, Richard Hawley.

With a hilarious and gut-wrenching book by Chris Bush, STANDING AT THE SKY’S EDGE charts the hopes and dreams of three generations over the course of six tumultuous decades, navigating universal themes of love, loss and survival.

The cast includes 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.

They are joined by Monique Ashe-Palmer, Adam Colbeck-Dunn, Viquichele Cross, Jamie Doncaster, Caroline Fitzgerald, Jerome Lincoln, Sean McLevy and Karen Wilkinson.

The young company completing the cast are, Alayna Anderson, Luca Foster-Lejeune, Renee Hart, Eric Madgwick, Chioma Nduka, and Sam Stocks.

The cast of Standing at the Sky’s Edge in the West End. Credit Brinkhoff-Moegenburg

Robert Hastie is joined by set and costume designer, Ben Stones; choreographer, Lynne Page; orchestrator and arranger, originating music supervisor, Tom Deering; lighting designer, Mark Henderson; sound designer, Bobby Aitken; wigs, hair and make-up designer, Cynthia De La Rosa, casting director, Stuart Burt CDG, children’s casting director, Chloe Blake, dialect coaches Michaela Kennen and Shereen Ibrahim.

Associate director is Elin Schofield, associate choreographer is Thomas Herron, musical director and associate music supervisor is Alex Beetschen, associate sound designer is Jonas Roebuck and associate costume designer is Sally Wilson.

STANDING AT THE SKY’S EDGE is a multi-award-winning production, winning ‘Best New Musical’ at the 2023 Olivier Awards with Sheffield singer-songwriter, Richard Hawley and Tom Deering also winning ‘Best Original Score and New Orchestrations’.  It was awarded the internationally recognised ‘Made in Sheffield® accolade, the first time a theatre production has received this unique trademark.  Previously it has won the 2020 South Bank Sky Arts Award for Theatre and ‘Best Musical Production’ at the UK Theatre Awards in 2019.

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