The Music of the Proclaimers
Rehearsals for the life-affirming, foot-stomping musical Sunshine on Leith are underway at West Yorkshire Playhouse, as the energetic cast bring to life the music of Scottish favourites The Proclaimers.
Opening in Leeds ahead of a major UK tour, the glorious Sunshine on Leith tells the story of best friends and fellow servicemen Davy (Steven Miller) and Ally’s (Paul-James Corrigan) return home from war overseas, confronted with civilian life filled with relationships, blind dates and commitments.
As the pair embark on intertwining journeys in love, they begin to question what home really means to them as they rediscover their sense of identity.
Originally a stage musical written by Stephen Greenhorn before being transformed in to the 2013 hit feature film adaptation starring Jane Horrocks and Peter Mullan, Sunshine on Leith is directed by West Yorkshire Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining and set to the timeless The Proclaimers songs including “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”, “I’m On My Way” and of course the emotive “Sunshine on Leith”.
Sunshine on Leith, Quarry Theatre
Fri 20 April – Sat 19 May 2018
Box office 0113 213 7700. Book online wyp.org