Thursday, May 20

Sunshine on Leith tour featuring music of Proclaimers

Billy Boyd (pictured)  is probably best known for playing Pippin in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.  He is due to star in a new UK tour of Sunshine on Leith which is a musical based on the songs of the Scottish pop due the Proclaimers (identical twins Charlie and Craig Reid).

The tour starts at Dundee Rep on 31st August and visits Inverness, Belfast, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Southampton, Dartford, Northampton and Oxford taking it up until 27th November.  Further dates are still to be announced.

Described as a “love story about everyday life in Scotland”, Sunshine on Leith follows the highs and lows of soldiers Ally and Davy as they return from Afghanistan and find that being back home with their families and partners is by no means easy and that the ups and downs of life in civvy street present their own unique challenges.

Sunshine on Leith takes its title from the Proclaimers’ 1988 album and single of the same name. It features 21 of their songs performed by a nine-piece band.

Sunshine on Leith is designed by Neil Warmington, with musical direction by Hilary Brooks, choreography by Lizzie Gee and lighting by Oliver Fenwick.

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