Standing at the Sky’s Edge
Standing at the Sky’s Edge
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Standing at the Sky’s Edge London Reviews and Tickets

86%
(56 Ratings)
Positive
95%
Mixed
3%
Negative
2%
Members say
Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Entertaining, Great singing

About the Show

The London premiere of an award-winning British musical that serves as a love letter to Sheffield.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (56)

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54 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Relevant, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a powerful and amazing show

Don't see it if Any thing new

58 Reviews | 4 Followers
96
Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a MUSICAL AND A PLAY.

Don't see it if You want a musical musical...yanno?

53 Reviews | 6 Followers
95
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Incredible performances across the board, brilliant music and a weighty story make this one to watch out for.

Don't see it if Technically a jukebox musical, but other than that not much else to say.

63 Reviews | 4 Followers
95
Must see, Great writing, Great singing, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You love shows with a strong, meaningful story and ensemble performances.

Don't see it if You want a show with big glitzy musical numbers. This show is very moving and the music can be melancholic at times.

54 Reviews | 5 Followers
95
Great singing, Great acting, Resonant, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if Gorgeous staging, choreography, design and performances. The music is stunning and overall the show incredibly moving.

Don't see it if Some clunky structural things, but forgivable given the rest of it.

441 Reviews | 110 Followers
94
Great music, Great voices, Moving

See it if you're interested in a different kind of jukebox musical, telling the story of 5 past British decades through a housing complex in Sheffield

Don't see it if you don't like blending of personal stories and historical eras, or don't like long shows: Second act could probably be tightened a little. Read more

Nic
546 Reviews | 96 Followers
90
Original, Relevant, Powerful, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if you truly want to see something unique and creative. This is a true theater experience and not to be missed.

Don't see it if you only like popcorn musicals without serious themes. Read more

68 Reviews | 3 Followers
90
Emotional, Beautiful singing, Breath taking band, Clever choreograph, British

See it if you'd like British story which resonates with you. Lots of laugh and tears. The musical numbers are superb and used in rather unique way.

Don't see it if you are expecting an ordinary musical. It's different from Broadway's, Disney's, ALW's or juke box ones. Very beautiful but inits own way.

Critic Reviews (7)

BroadwayWorld
February 14th, 2023

“Not only is ‘Standing at the Sky's Edge’ a reflection of the idiosyncrasies of Sheffield's class dynamics and political strife, it is a poignant examination of culture in the broadest sociological sense.”
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The London Evening Standard
February 14th, 2023

“One of the pleasing things about the show is that anyone can helm a song, and strong voices pop out all over...This is a democratic, demotic work where the cast and Ben Stones’ set seem to be in direct conversation with the audience and the auditorium. Smashing.”
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The Guardian (UK)
February 14th, 2023

“There is unabashed sentimentality in the intersecting storylines. Characters stay thinly drawn but we start to care what happens to them until we are rapt, weeping, with bated breath...Just one word of advice for the willing: take tissues.”
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London Theatre
February 14th, 2023

“Occasionally the action is amped up artificially...but you’d need a heart of stone not to be moved by this generous portrait of humanity: a true homegrown triumph.”
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The Stage (UK)
February 14th, 2023

“Everything is delivered with wall-shaking vigour by a cracking ensemble cast: a triumphant tribute to all the unacknowledged battles fought and dreams pursued, all the tiny miracles of the everyday.”
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All That Dazzles (UK)
February 14th, 2023

“ ‘Standing At The Sky’s Edge’ connects with an audience in a way shows can only dream of achieving and very few manage. This is a show with a lot of heart that manages to be both heart-warming and heart-breaking”
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The Arts Desk
February 21st, 2023

“It’s just a shame that the musical and narrative highs are so front-loaded...our thrills diminish, things turning out to be okay, but not quite as good as we had hoped when we first took possession of our homes for the evening.”
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