Cast announced for STANDING AT THE SKY’S EDGE


A Sheffield Theatres and National Theatre co-production
In Association With Various Productions


By Chris Bush
Music and Lyrics Richard Hawley
Director Robert Hastie
Designer Ben Stones
Choreographer Lynne Page

Sat 10 Dec 2022 – Sat 21 Jan 2023

Sheffield Theatres’ award-winning musical Standing at the Sky’s Edge, a co-production with the National Theatre in association with Various Productions, returns to the Crucible this Christmas ahead of its transfer to the Olivier theatre in February 2023.

Returning to the Crucible, having performed in Standing at the Sky’s Edge in 2019 are: Darragh Cowley, Robert Lonsdale, Maimuna Memon, Alastair Natkiel, Faith Omole, Deborah Tracey, Rachael Wooding and Alex Young.

Joining the production are: Ahmed Hamad, Samuel Jordan, Bobbie Little, David McKechnie, Baker Mukasa, Adam Price, Nicola Sloane and Jake Small.

Poppy wants to escape her old life. Joy and Jimmy want to spend the rest of their lives together. Rose and Harry want the new life they’ve been promised.

Winner of the Best Musical Production at the UK Theatre Awards and the 2020 South Bank Sky Arts Award for Theatre, Standing at the Sky’s Edge is a celebration of strength and solidarity across six decades, set to the irresistible sounds of Richard Hawley.

Written by Chris Bush (ROCK / PAPER / SCISSORS) and directed by Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director, Robert Hastie (Guys and Dolls), the production is a love letter to Sheffield and ode to the iconic Park Hill Estate. Captivating audiences during its sell-out 2019 debut, Standing at the Sky’s Edge makes its return to the Crucible stage this Christmas, before transferring to the Olivier theatre in London in February 2023.

Tickets for Standing at the Sky’s Edge are on sale now. Tickets can be booked through the Box Office in person, over the phone on 0114 249 6000 or at