Sunshine on Leith – A Musical 2023

Shrewsbury Musical Theatre Company begins its 100 year anniversary celebrations with Sunshine on Leith – A Musical at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn.

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The singalong musical with a soundtrack from world-renowned The Proclaimers, features the hit songs I’m Gonna Be (500 miles), Letter from AmericaOver and Done With and the emotive title track Sunshine on Leith

It is both a funny and moving story about Davy and Ally, two soldiers from Leith, Edinburgh returning to their hometown after serving in war-torn countries, who are questioning what ‘home’ really means. Both struggle to adapt to life outside the Army and to deal with the everyday struggles of family, jobs and relationships.

This is a jubilant, heartfelt, foot-stomping, feel-good musical about the power of home, hearth, family and love. The show is a British audience favourite which is sure to delight with this Shropshire premiere. 

In a five star review of the musical, The Express says:

‘The hit songs of The Proclaimers spread sunshine way beyond Leith. Tears of joy, tears of laughter and tears of emotion. Three reactions to match the three chords that make up much of The Proclaimers repertoire.

But it’s the lyrics, oh the lyrics, boy do they get you.

By the time the show’s title track is played in a moving hospital bedside scene there is hardly a dry eye in the jam-packed theatre as the rollercoaster of emotions we have been taken on leaves the awe-struck audience in the palm of the production’s hands’

I’m again fighting back tears (of happiness) when I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) inevitably brings the show to its rip-roaring climax.’

The good news is, you won’t have to walk 500 miles to come and see it!

Tickets £21 – £15 

A musical written by Stephen Greenhorn

Featuring the songs of The Proclaimers

Created and produced by Dundee Rep Theatre, Scotland’s leading production theatre. 

This amateur production has been presented by arrangement with Musical Theatre International (Europe).

All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe.