JOEL HARPER-JACKSON - STANDING AT THE SKY'S EDGE

★ ★ ★ ★★ - "It's intimate and epic." - TimeOut

"Joel Harper-Jackson as Harry genuinely moved me." - Writers Mosaic

"This British musical triumph feels right at home in the West End" - London Theatre

Joel Harper-Jackson stars as Harry in the Olivier Award winning musical Standing At The Sky's Edge at Gillian Lynne Theatre.

Standing At The Sky's Edge was originally written as a love letter to Sheffield, charting the hopes and dreams of three generations over the course of six tumultuous decades, navigating universal themes of love, loss and survival.

Directed by Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Robert Hastie, with songs of legendary singer-songwriter Richard Hawley and book by Chris Bush.

Standing at the Sky's Edge is at the Gillian Lynne Theatre through 3rd of August 2024.

Royal National Theatre London
Standing at the Sky’s Edge

PRODUCTION TEAM:
Music and Lyrics
Richard Hawley

Writer
Chris Bush

Director
Robert Hastie

Set and Costume Designer
Ben Stones 

Choreographer
Lynne Page 

Orchestrator, Arranger and Originating Music Supervisor
Tom Deering 

Lighting Designer
Mark Henderson 

Sound Designer
Bobby Aitken 

Wigs, Hair & Make-up Designer
Cynthia De La Rosa 

Music Director and Associate Music Supervisor
Alex Beetschen 

Casting
Stuart Burt CDG 

Children's Casting
Chloe Blake 

Associate Director
Elin Schofield 

Associate / Resident Choreographer
Thomas Herron 

Associate Costume Designer & Costume Supervisor
Sally Wilson 

Associate Sound Designer

Consulting Music Supervisor
Katy Richardson 

Assistant Music Director
Sam Hall 

Casting Assistant
Peter Noden

Dialect Coach
Shereen Ibrahim 

Dialect Coach
Michaela Kennen 

Wigs, Hair and Make-Up Supervisor
Keisha Banya

Wigs, Hair and Make-Up Supervisor
Suzanne Scotcher

Props Supervisor
Marcus Hall Props

Orchestral Manager
Nicola Rossiter

CAST:
Max/Workman 3
Jonathan Andre 
He/Him

Joy
Elizabeth Ayodele
She/Her

Onstage Swing
Monique Ashe-Palmer
She/Her

Gary/Nigel/Workman 1
Jonathon Bentley
He/Him

Onstage Swing
Adam Colbeck-Dunn
He/Him

Onstage Swing
Viquichele (Vee) Cross  
She/Her

Onstage Swing
Jamie Doncaster
He/Him

Onstage Swing
Caroline Fitzgerald
She/Her 

Jenny
Mya Fox-Scott 
She/Her

Harry
Joel Harper-Jackson
He/Him

Grace/Alice
Sharlene Hector
She/Her

Jimmy
Samuel Jordan 
He/Him

Onstage Swing
Jerome Lincoln 
He/Him

Connie
Mel Lowe 
They/Them

Joe/Workman 2
David McKechnie 
He/Him

Onstage Swing
Sean McLevy 
He/Him

Cathy
Rachael Louise Miller 
She/Her

George
Baker Mukasa 
He/Him

Marcus/Housing Officer
Alastair Natkiel 
He/Him

Poppy
Laura Pitt-Pulford 
She/Her

Charles/Trev/Seb
Adam Price 
He/Him

Nikki
Lauryn Redding 
She/They

Vivienne/Karen
Nicola Sloane 
She/Her

Justine
Lillie-Pearl Wildman 
She/Her

Onstage Swing
Karen Wilkinson 
She/Her

Rose
Ra
Royal National Theatre London
Standing at the Sky’s Edge

PRODUCTION TEAM:
Music and Lyrics
Richard Hawley

Writer
Chris Bush

Director
Robert Hastie

Set and Costume Designer
Ben Stones 

Choreographer
Lynne Page 

Orchestrator, Arranger and Originating Music Supervisor
Tom Deering 

Lighting Designer
Mark Henderson 

Sound Designer
Bobby Aitken 

Wigs, Hair & Make-up Designer
Cynthia De La Rosa 

Music Director and Associate Music Supervisor
Alex Beetschen 

Casting
Stuart Burt CDG 

Children's Casting
Chloe Blake 

Associate Director
Elin Schofield 

Associate / Resident Choreographer
Thomas Herron 

Associate Costume Designer & Costume Supervisor
Sally Wilson 

Associate Sound Designer

Consulting Music Supervisor
Katy Richardson 

Assistant Music Director
Sam Hall 

Casting Assistant
Peter Noden

Dialect Coach
Shereen Ibrahim 

Dialect Coach
Michaela Kennen 

Wigs, Hair and Make-Up Supervisor
Keisha Banya

Wigs, Hair and Make-Up Supervisor
Suzanne Scotcher

Props Supervisor
Marcus Hall Props

Orchestral Manager
Nicola Rossiter

CAST:
Max/Workman 3
Jonathan Andre 
He/Him

Joy
Elizabeth Ayodele
She/Her

Onstage Swing
Monique Ashe-Palmer
She/Her

Gary/Nigel/Workman 1
Jonathon Bentley
He/Him

Onstage Swing
Adam Colbeck-Dunn
He/Him

Onstage Swing
Viquichele (Vee) Cross  
She/Her

Onstage Swing
Jamie Doncaster
He/Him

Onstage Swing
Caroline Fitzgerald
She/Her 

Jenny
Mya Fox-Scott 
She/Her

Harry
Joel Harper-Jackson
He/Him

Grace/Alice
Sharlene Hector
She/Her

Jimmy
Samuel Jordan 
He/Him

Onstage Swing
Jerome Lincoln 
He/Him

Connie
Mel Lowe 
They/Them

Joe/Workman 2
David McKechnie 
He/Him

Onstage Swing
Sean McLevy 
He/Him

Cathy
Rachael Louise Miller 
She/Her

George
Baker Mukasa 
He/Him

Marcus/Housing Officer
Alastair Natkiel 
He/Him

Poppy
Laura Pitt-Pulford 
She/Her

Charles/Trev/Seb
Adam Price 
He/Him

Nikki
Lauryn Redding 
She/They

Vivienne/Karen
Nicola Sloane 
She/Her

Justine
Lillie-Pearl Wildman 
She/Her

Onstage Swing
Karen Wilkinson 
She/Her

Rose
Ra
Royal National Theatre London
Standing at the Sky’s Edge

PRODUCTION TEAM:
Music and Lyrics
Richard Hawley

Writer
Chris Bush

Director
Robert Hastie

Set and Costume Designer
Ben Stones 

Choreographer
Lynne Page 

Orchestrator, Arranger and Originating Music Supervisor
Tom Deering 

Lighting Designer
Mark Henderson 

Sound Designer
Bobby Aitken 

Wigs, Hair & Make-up Designer
Cynthia De La Rosa 

Music Director and Associate Music Supervisor
Alex Beetschen 

Casting
Stuart Burt CDG 

Children's Casting
Chloe Blake 

Associate Director
Elin Schofield 

Associate / Resident Choreographer
Thomas Herron 

Associate Costume Designer & Costume Supervisor
Sally Wilson 

Associate Sound Designer

Consulting Music Supervisor
Katy Richardson 

Assistant Music Director
Sam Hall 

Casting Assistant
Peter Noden

Dialect Coach
Shereen Ibrahim 

Dialect Coach
Michaela Kennen 

Wigs, Hair and Make-Up Supervisor
Keisha Banya

Wigs, Hair and Make-Up Supervisor
Suzanne Scotcher

Props Supervisor
Marcus Hall Props

Orchestral Manager
Nicola Rossiter

CAST:
Max/Workman 3
Jonathan Andre 
He/Him

Joy
Elizabeth Ayodele
She/Her

Onstage Swing
Monique Ashe-Palmer
She/Her

Gary/Nigel/Workman 1
Jonathon Bentley
He/Him

Onstage Swing
Adam Colbeck-Dunn
He/Him

Onstage Swing
Viquichele (Vee) Cross  
She/Her

Onstage Swing
Jamie Doncaster
He/Him

Onstage Swing
Caroline Fitzgerald
She/Her 

Jenny
Mya Fox-Scott 
She/Her

Harry
Joel Harper-Jackson
He/Him

Grace/Alice
Sharlene Hector
She/Her

Jimmy
Samuel Jordan 
He/Him

Onstage Swing
Jerome Lincoln 
He/Him

Connie
Mel Lowe 
They/Them

Joe/Workman 2
David McKechnie 
He/Him

Onstage Swing
Sean McLevy 
He/Him

Cathy
Rachael Louise Miller 
She/Her

George
Baker Mukasa 
He/Him

Marcus/Housing Officer
Alastair Natkiel 
He/Him

Poppy
Laura Pitt-Pulford 
She/Her

Charles/Trev/Seb
Adam Price 
He/Him

Nikki
Lauryn Redding 
She/They

Vivienne/Karen
Nicola Sloane 
She/Her

Justine
Lillie-Pearl Wildman 
She/Her

Onstage Swing
Karen Wilkinson 
She/Her

Rose
Rachael Wooding 
She/Her 

YOUNG COMPANY:

TEAM GREEN
Young Connie
Alayna Anderson
She/Her

Young Jimmy
Eric Madgwick
He/Him

TEAM PINK
Young Jimmy
Luca Foster-Lejeune
He/Him

Young Connie
Chioma Nduka
She/Her

TEAM PURPLE
Young Connie
Renée Hart
She/Her

Young Jimmy
Sam Stocks
He/Him

MUSICIANS:

Musical Director / Keys 1
Alex Beetschen 

Assistant Musical Director / Keys 2 / Guitar
Sam Hall 

Lead Guitars
Jon Gingell

Electric & Upright Bass
Phil Donnelly

Drum Kit & Percussion
Darren Beckett

Violin 2 / Viola
Tina Jacobs-Lim

Cello
Gabriella Swallow


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