The landmark Park Hill in film, TV, and now an award-winning musical you can WIN tickets to see
The largest listed building in Europe, the concrete icon Park Hill, stands tall, telling tales of diverse communities and witnessing various film and TV productions. From the notorious Divis flats in ’71 to Yaz Khan’s family home in Doctor Who, Park Hill has played diverse roles on screen. This Brutalist masterpiece also sets the stage for Standing at The Sky’s Edge, an award-winning musical featuring Richard Hawley’s iconic songs. Charting the dreams and struggles of three generations over six decades, and hailed as ‘the most exciting new British musical in years’, we have a pair of tickets to give away to experience the West End premiere of the show, live in London.
Overlooking Sheffield city centre the iconic Park Hill was built between 1957 and 1961 to create a new community for many families, and was awarded Grade II listed building status in 1998. Park Hill’s ‘Streets in the Sky’ originally consisted of a series of back-to-back housing, 2-3-storey tenement buildings, open ground, and high alleyways which connected the homes. It’s since been through a series of redevelopments over the years and the building and the communities that have lived there have many stories to tell.
Sheffield stood in as Belfast in the 2014 film about the troubles in Northern Ireland and the Park Hill flats were used in the filming of scenes set in the notorious Divis flats.
Park Hill also plays a very different kind of home as the family abode of Yaz Khan in the eleventh and twelfth series of Doctor Who. Tardis.fandom.com details how ‘Flat 34’ was home to the Khan family and after returning from her unwilling adventures in the Doctor’s Tardis, Yaz invites the Thirteenth Doctor and Ryan Sinclair to tea at the flat.
The building has also featured in How to Talk to Girls at Parties, the 2017 science fiction romantic comedy starring Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson and Matt Lucas, where the flats serve as the setting for the main characters’ love story. In 2022 part of the estate was used for filming some of The Full Monty (TV series) and in 2023 for scenes in Bodies which stars Stephen Graham.
The building was also used in This Is England ’90 as the location for Harvey and Gadget’s flat and also features in This Is England ’86.
WIN 2 x tickets to the West End premiere of Standing at the Sky’s Edge on 8th February.
Now the critically acclaimed musical Standing at the Sky’s Edge, featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter Richard Hawley, is centred around the Park Hill housing estate. The show charts the hopes and dreams of three generations over the course of six tumultuous decades, navigating universal themes of love, loss and survival.
Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Musical, UK Theatre Award for Best Musical Production and the South Bank Sky Arts Award and hailed as ‘the most exciting new British musical in years’ (WhatsOnStage), Standing at The Sky’s Edge transfers to London’s West End following sold-out runs at the National Theatre and Sheffield Theatres.
Film and Furniture is offering the chance to experience the magic live! Our Instagram followers can enter our prize draw for two tickets to the London West End premiere on 8th February 2024.
How to enter
Follow us on Instagram, like the Standing at The Sky’s Edge post and tag a friend who you’d like to share the tickets with.
Competition prize and rules
Prize: Two tickets to Standing At The Sky’s Edge.
Tickets are valid for 8th February 2024 only at Gillian Lynne Theatre, Drury Lane, London.
One entry per household.
No cash alternative will be offered and tickets are subject to availability.
Winners will be selected at random and notified by Instagram DM.
Competition closes 17:00 Wednesday 31 January.
Discover more about the musical at www.skysedgemusical.com
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