Much-loved Sheffield musical Standing at the Sky's Edge set to return

One of the most popular musicals Sheffield has seen in recent years is set to return to the city before a run in London.

Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 4:04 pm
Updated Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 4:26 pm

Standing at the Sky’s Edge, which is set to the songs of much-loved Sheffield musician Richard Hawley, will return during the autumn season before transferring to London’s National Theatre in 2021. The play, written by city playwright Chris Bush and directed by Sheffield Theatres’ artistic director Robert Hastie, previously had a sell-out run in the Steel City in March 2019.

Critically acclaimed and award-winning, it is described as “a celebration of strength and solidarity set in Sheffield’s concrete utopia, Park Hill”, and follows three families across six decades who call the divisive flats their home.

The play uses many of the stories real Park Hill residents told the production team about their experiences.

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Sheffield Theatres say more information about the latest run will be released on Friday, 21 February.

Standing at the Sky's Edge is returning to the Crucible Theatre later this year