The highly anticipated West End transfer of the Sheffield-based musical, 'Standing at the Sky’s Edge,' is set to open at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on 8 February, unveiling a stellar cast to bring the poignant narrative to life. Penned by Chris Bush with soul-stirring music by Richard Hawley, the musical explores the interconnected lives of three families residing on the Park Hill estate in Sheffield over a span of 60 years.
The newly announced cast members include Jonathan Andre as Max, Jonathon Bentley as Gary, Mya Fox-Scott making her professional debut as Jenny, and Lillie-Pearl Wildman as Justine. Rachael Louise Miller, Adam Price, Nicola Sloane, and David McKechnie are set to reprise their roles, adding depth to the seasoned ensemble.
Directed by Robert Hastie, the creative team behind the production boasts a lineup of industry heavyweights, including set and costume designer Ben Stones, choreographer Lynne Page, and sound designer Bobby Aitken. With its Best New Musical and Best Original Score or New Orchestrations accolades at the 2023 Olivier Awards, 'Standing at the Sky’s Edge' promises an emotionally charged journey through the heart of Sheffield's Park Hill estate, showcasing the enduring power of human connection across the decades.