Sunshine on Leith

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Sunshine on Leith
Dundee Rep's hugely acclaimed Proclaimers musical returns for another warm 'n' fuzzy run.

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Scottish Theatre Consortium presents the Dundee Rep Ensemble production of SUNSHINE ON LEITH A musical featuring the songs of The Proclaimers Written by Stephen Greenhorn TMA Award for Best Musical 2007 Festival Theatre, Edinburgh Fri 5 December – Sat 3 January Award-winning production Sunshine on Leith, the hit musical based on the songs of The Proclaimers, returns to the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh from Friday 5 December to Saturday 3 January. Written by Stephen Greenhorn the critically acclaimed Sunshine on Leith will be performed by members of Dundee Rep’s Ensemble under the direction of James Brining and also boasts a live nine-piece band. The cast are John Buick (as Rab), Ewan Donald (as young Rab), Keith Fleming (as Davy), Denise Hoey (as Yvonne), Julie Jupp (as Hazel), Kevin Lennon (as Ally), Ann Louise Ross (as Jean), Tony Strachan (as Eddie), Gail Watson (as Liz) and Judith Williams (as Margaret). Other parts are played by Rosemary Amoani, Nicola Jo Cully, Craig Deucher, Donna Giffen, Barrie Hunter and Gavin Kean. Sunshine on Leith follows the highs and lows of two Scotsmen who leave the army and return home to Leith and their families. Three very different love stories are intertwined creating a funny, poignant and hugely entertaining show. Under the musical direction of Hilary Brooks, the nine-piece band helps to bring to life 21 much loved Proclaimers’ songs including Letter from America, I’m on My Way and I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles). Writer Stephen Greenhorn, best known as creator of BBC Scotland’s River City, has written many plays for TV and stage including Passing Places for the Traverse Theatre which has been produced world-wide. Choreographer Lizzie Gee - who has worked on hit West Ends shows Daddy Cool, Grease and Billy Elliott - and designer Neil Warmington work again on this humorous and poignant show about everyday life in Scotland with lighting is by Oliver Fenwick. Sunshine on Leith won TMA Best Musical Award 2007 and was nominated in five categories in CATS Awards 2007. Book online at Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

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