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Standing at the Sky's Edge

at the Gillian Lynne Theatre

Music and lyrics by Richard Hawley. Book by Chris Bush.
The National Theatre and Various Productions present the Sheffield Theatres Production

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Gillian Lynne Theatre

166 Drury Lane, London WC2B 5PW

The event duration is Approx 2 hour 50 mins including interval

The multi-award winning new musical Standing at the Sky’s Edge – winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Musical, UK Theatre Award for Best Musical Production, and the South Bank Sky Arts Award – is now storming the West End, following sold-out runs at the National Theatre and Sheffield Theatres. ​

Hailed as ‘the greatest new British musical’ (Daily Express), Standing at the Sky’s Edge is a kaleidoscopic portrait of life on an ever-changing estate, charting the highs and lows and loves and losses of three generations over six tumultuous decades.

Set to the irresistible songs of legendary singer-songwriter Richard Hawley, with a beautiful, hilarious, and gut-wrenching book by Chris Bush, this ‘deeply moving and monumental musical’ (Daily Telegraph) reveals the history of modern Britain through the stories of the landmark Park Hill estate, in a heartfelt exploration of the power of community and what it is we all call home.

Don’t miss this ‘epic musical for the ages’ (Broadway World), playing until 3 August only.

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Suitability

This show contains adult themes and strong language, including some scenes depicting physical violence, alcohol abuse and death. There are flashing lights, haze and loud sound effects.

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Three women stand apart on a stage, each carrying a bag or packing box. A block of flats rises up behind them.
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A man standing, singing into a microphone and playing an accoustic guitar. In teh background are warehouse style windows.
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Midnight Train

Performed by Samuel Jordan

A woman standing, singing into a microphone, partially lit by a spotlight from above.
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Open Up Your Door

Performed by Lauryn Redding

West End cast

Young company:

Young Connie

Alayna Anderson

Young Jimmy

Luca Foster-Lejeune

Young Connie

Renée Hart

Young Jimmy

Eric Madgwick

Young Connie

Chioma Nduka

Young Jimmy

Sam Stocks

Musicians

Musical Director / Keys 1

Alex Beetschen

Alex Beetschen

Assistant Musical Director / Keys 2 / Guitar

Sam Hall

Sam Hall

Lead Guitars

Jon Gingell

Jon Gingell

Electric & Upright Bass

Phil Donnelly

Drum Kit & Percussion

Darren Beckett

Violin

Tina Jacobs-Lim

Violin / Viola

Rosie Tompsett

Cello

Gabriella Swallow

Production team

Music and Lyrics

Richard Hawley

Richard Hawley

Writer

Chris Bush

Chris Bush

Director

Robert Hastie

Robert Hastie

Set and Costume Designer

Ben Stones

Ben Stones

Choreographer

Lynne Page

Lynne Page

Orchestrator, Arranger and Originating Music Supervisor

Tom Deering

Tom Deering

Lighting Designer

Mark Henderson

Mark Henderson

Sound Designer

Bobby Aitken

Bobby Aitken

Wigs, Hair & Make-up Designer

Cynthia De La Rosa

Cynthia De La Rosa

Music Director and Associate Music Supervisor

Alex Beetschen

Alex Beetschen

Casting

Stuart Burt CDG

Stuart Burt CDG

Children's Casting

Chloe Blake

Chloe Blake

Associate / Resident Director

Elin Schofield

Elin Schofield

Associate / Resident Choreographer

Thomas Herron

Thomas Herron

Associate Costume Designer & Costume Supervisor

Sally Wilson

Sally Wilson

Associate Sound Designer

Jonas Roebuck

Sound Programming Associate / Music Mix Engineer

Nick Gilpin

Nick Gilpin

Consulting Music Supervisor

Katy Richardson

Katy Richardson

Assistant Music Director

Sam Hall

Sam Hall

Casting Assistant

Peter Noden

Dialect Coach

Shereen Ibrahim

Shereen Ibrahim

Dialect Coach

Michaela Kennen

Michaela Kennen

Wigs, Hair and Make-Up Supervisor

Keisha Banya

Props Supervisor

Marcus Hall Props

Fight Director

Kenan Ali

Kenan Ali

Orchestral Manager

Nicola Rossiter

Free pre-show talk

Pre-Show Panel Talk*
Friday 24 May, 5 – 6pm
Gillian Lynne Theatre

Hosted by Concrete Communities founder and Park Hill resident, Leanne Cloudsdale, this panel event hopes to kickstart a conversation around the concept of architecture and its impact on building communities, and features Ben Stones (Set & Costume Designer for Standing at the Sky’s Edge), Sujata Burman (London Design Festival), Catherine Croft (20th Century Society) and Amy Peacock (Dezeen contributor).

*For entry to the free pre-show talk, attendees must have one ticket per person to the 7.30pm performance of Standing at the Sky’s Edge on Friday 24 May.

Ticket prices

Tuesday – Thursday performances (and Monday 12 Feb)
£20, £25, £35, £45, £59.50, £75, £79.50, £99.50, £125
Excluding 2 – 4 Apr, 9 – 11 Apr, 28 – 30 May and 30 Jul – 1 Aug

Friday – Sunday performances
And 2 – 4 Apr, 9 – 11 Apr, 28 – 30 May and 30 Jul – 1 Aug
£20, £29.50, £39.50, £49.50, £69.50, £85, £89.50, £125, £150

Groups rates

Groups of 10+ tickets
Monday – Thursday performances from 27 February 2024
Band A – £55
Excluding performances in the weeks beginning 1 Apriil, 8 April, 27 May, 22 July and 29 July
A maximum of 60 tickets per performance
Contact LW Groups at: groups@gillianlynnetheatre.co.uk

Accelerator rate 10+ tickets
Book and pay by 28 September 2023
Monday – Thursday performances from 27 February 2024
Band A – £49.50
Excluding performances in the weeks beginning  12 February, 19 February 1 Apriil, 8 April, 27 May, 22 July and 29 July
A maximum of 60 tickets per performance
Contact LW Groups at: groups@gillianlynnetheatre.co.uk

Schools rate

Groups of 10+ tickets
Monday – Thursday performances from 27 February 2024
Bands A-C for £25
A free teacher ticket is available for every 10 paid tickets ordered (11 tickets for the price of 10)
Excluding performances in the weeks beginning 1 Apriil, 8 April, 27 May, 22 July and 29 July
A maximum of 60 tickets per performance

Contact LW Groups at: groups@gillianlynnetheatre.co.uk

Assisted performances

BSL Interpreted performances:

Saturday 22 June at 2pm
Thursday 23 May at 7.30pm

Audio-Described performances:

Wednesday 13 March at 2pm
Saturday 13 April at 7.30pm

Captioned performances

Tuesday 26 March at 7:30pm
Saturday 13 July at 2pm

Access tickets are bookable via LW theatres only.

Please call the the Gillian Lynne Theatre Access booking line on 020 3925 2998 from 10am to 5:30pm Monday to Saturday.
Or email access@lwtheatres.co.uk and a member of their Box Office will get back to you as soon as possible.

Customers with Access requirements will be able to purchase a ticket in the price band of their choice, subject to availability.
One additional companion ticket will be made available at the same price paid by the customer with Access requirements, subject to availability. Any additional tickets required in the suitable area will be chargeable at the standard admission rate.

 

 

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