An award-winning stage present utilizing the music of Richard Hawley and tracing life in a block of Sheffield flats is to get a run on the Nationwide Theatre.
Standing on the Sky’s Edge earned glowing opinions on the Sheffield Crucible final spring, and can switch to the London venue in January.
Named after Hawley’s Mercury Prize-nominated 2012 album, it makes use of music from his solo profession plus new songs.
It was named finest musical manufacturing on the UK Theatre Awards in October.
The present tells the overlapping tales of three generations of residents of a single flat within the ugly/stunning Park Hill property, which dominates Sheffield metropolis centre’s skyline. It can additionally return to the Crucible this autumn.
It can then observe one other Crucible hit to London, after Lifetime of Pi opens within the West Finish in June.
Different exhibits within the Nationwide’s new season will embody a brand new adaptation of Greek fable Phaedra starring Kristin Scott Thomas, and Kerry Jackson, a comedy set in a Hackney restaurant “on the entrance line of the gentrification wars”.
An adaptation of Andrea Levy’s novel Small Island will return following a sell-out run final 12 months.
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