It’s heartening to see the fine folk of Capital Theatres involved in such a confident show, it’s just a shame this Sunshine on Leith is more concert than theatre.
A wonderfully warm hug of a show, perfectly produced and performed – and you know you’re gonna be humming the tunes all the way out of the theatre.
Raw in delivery and driven by big emotions, Sunshine on Leith returns to Edinburgh in a tough new version produced by the West Yorkshire Playhouse which retains the heart of the original 2007 musical while bringing it right up to date.
An exciting couple of months coming up on the Fringe – this month I’m checking out Theatre N16’s new venue for a couple of shows, for one thing, and next month The Bunker Theatre will be a bit of a hotbed for new writing.
Humourous and heartfelt, Sunshine on Leith is utterly joyous. It is everything I want from my musical theatre and I couldn’t recommend it more.
West Yorkshire Playhouse mounts a new version of The Proclaimers musical Sunshine on Leith in April ahead of a UK tour.