Acclaimed Park Hill musical to return to the Crucible this autumn

The Crucible Theatre has announced that the acclaimed stage show about Sheffield’s iconic Park Hill flats is returning to the Steel City before heading to London’s National Theatre next year.

During its sell-out run in March 2019, Standing at the Sky’s Edge activity took place across Sheffield – whether that was lighting up Park Hill with artwork by Kid Acne, playing some of Richard Hawley’s iconic tracks on trams across the city or inviting community choirs to perform in the Crucible foyer.

Image: Johan Persson

The Crucible said of the news: “We are so pleased to announce that Standing at the Sky’s Edge – which premiered in the Crucible last year – will be transferring to London’s National Theatre in 2021, following performances here in Sheffield during the Autumn season. A celebration of strength and solidarity set in Sheffield’s concrete utopia, Park Hill, the musical features music and lyrics by Richard Hawley, book by Chris Bush and is directed by our Artistic Director Robert Hastie.

Loved by audiences and critics alike, The Stage called Standing at the Sky’s Edge‘glorious musical tribute to an iconic Sheffield building’ (*****), whilst The Times thought it was ‘irresistible’ (****) and The Guardian a ‘heartfelt exploration of home’ (****) and the Daily Mail ‘a force of nature’ (*****). It also won Best Musical Production at the 2019 UK Theatre Awards.”

Review: Standing at the Sky’s Edge

Check back on Friday 21 February, when Sheffield Theatres will be announcing more information – along with the Crucible’s full season.

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