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Sunshine on Leith

  • Venue: Quarry Theatre
  • Duration: 2 hours and 40 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)
  • Other: Post Show Discussion Tuesday 1 May
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Returning from war overseas, servicemen Davy and Ally find their way in their hometown of Edinburgh in this funny and moving story. They embark upon intertwining journeys of life and love, set to the timeless songs of the much-loved band The Proclaimers, including I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), Letter from America and of course the emotive Sunshine on Leith, as they question what ‘home’ really means.

Originally a stage musical before being transformed into the 2013 feature film adaptation, this feel-good, dazzling new production will leave you asking how many miles you would walk for love?

 


After its performances at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Sunshine on Leith will go on tour to the following venues.

King’s Theatre – Edinburghw/c 21 May 2018
His Majesty’s Theatre – Aberdeenw/c 28 May 2018
Belgrade Theatre – Coventryw/c 4 June 2018
Dundee Repertory Theatrew/c 11 June 2018
King’s Theatre – Glasgoww/c 18 June 2018
Eden Court – Invernessw/c 25 June 2018


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Cast & Credits

A West Yorkshire Playhouse production in association with Phil McIntyre Entertainments / Written by Stephen Greenhorn / Directed by James Brining / Songs by The Proclaimers / Set & Costume Designer Colin Richmond / Lighting Designer Tim Mitchell / Sound Designer Richard Brooker / Music Supervisor and Arranger David Shrubsole / Musical Director Toby Higgins / Choreographer EJ Boyle / Fight Director Rachel Bown-Williams of Rc-Annie Ltd / Casting Director James Orange / Orchestral Manager Andy Barnwell / Associate Director John R Wilkinson /

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    Jocasta Almgill
    as Yvonne
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    Euan Bennet
    as Ensemble/Understudy Ally
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    Joel Burman
    as Ensemble
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    Neshla Caplan
    as Liz
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    Tyler Collin
    as Ensemble
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    Richard Colvin
    as Ensemble/Understudy Rab
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    Paul-James Corrigan
    as Ally
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    Lorraine Graham
    as Hazel/Understudy Jean
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    Hilary Maclean
    as Jean
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    John McLarnon
    as Ensemble/Understudy Davy
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    Lorna McMillan
    as Ensemble/Swing
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    Matthew Malthouse
    as Ensemble/Dance Captain
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    Steven Miller
    as Davy
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    Phil McKee
    as Rab
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    Emma Mullen
    as Ensemble
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    Nikki Patel
    as Eilidh/Ensemble
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    Sioned Saunders
    as Ensemble
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    Kara Swinney
    as Ensemble/Understudy Liz

Reviews

“Proclaimers musical is a fresh jaw-dropping spectacle”

- The Daily Express
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“infectious, joyous and full of heart”

- Sarah Freeman at Yorkshire Post
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“The singing is excellent”

- Musical Theatre Review
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“You would walk 500 miles just to see this show; it's that good”

- York Press
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“Go soak up the Sunshine on Leith, it dispels all the winter gloom we’ve endured.”

- The Reviews Hub
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“a thing of joy”

- The Guardian
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“irresistible ”

- The Times
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“as uplifting, touching and joyous as ever”

- The Stage
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“joyful, inventive and very human ”

- What's On Stage
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“bursting with spectacle and song”

- Entertainment Focus
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“fun-loving production”

- Always Time for Theatre
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“You’ll leave the theatre with a big smile on your face ”

- Loving Leeds Blog
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“electrifying”

- North West End
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“Sunshine on Leith is utterly joyous. It is everything I want from my musical theatre and I couldn’t recommend it more.”

- There Ought to be Clowns

“I flat out loved Sunshine on Leith at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. It made me laugh, it made me cry, and it made me want to get up and dance. ”

- Yorkshire Tots

“Sunshine on Leith is ultimately life-affirming, and I guarantee that you will leave with your heart warmed, humming the tunes of The Proclaimers as you travel home.”

- On Yorkshire Magazine

“enthralling”

- British Theatre Guide

“It’s a gritty story that everyone will relate to”

- Lucy at Home

“sheer excellence”

- The Leeds Guide

“an absolute delight”

- Freedom Quarter

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Captioned Performance

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British Sign Language Interpreted

A Signed performance is the usual full production with the addition of a British Sign Language Interpreter who stands on the stage interpreting the show for Deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

A relaxed performance with adaptations to technical aspects of the show, flexible seating options and a relaxed attitude to audience responses and movement in the auditorium. In our front of house space we will have a quiet room, clearer visual markers and signage, and additional staff and volunteers trained to sensitively and respectfully welcome people living with dementia and their supporters to this show.

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