THEY might not have to walk 500 miles to get there but Allegro theatre group are on their way to sunny Leith this week as they stage the ever-green jukebox musical Sunshine On Leith.
Based on the songs of The Proclaimers and set in the Capital, Sunshine On Leith tells the story of Davy and Ally, two squaddies returning home after a tour in Afghanistan, charting their lives and loves as they try to adjust back into life on civvy street.
Donald Randall and Fraser Jamieson play Davy and Ally, with Michelle Baskeyfield and Fiona Dawson playing their love interests, Yvonne and Liz.
They are supported by Phill Dobson and Lesley Ward, as Davy’s parents Rab and Jean.
Allegro President Linsey Ferguson says, “The show is packed with hit songs that everyone knows and loves and not only that it is something of a love letter to our City.
“We picked this show because it is the perfect mix for Allegro and genuinely has something for everyone.
“Whether you are a singer or a dancer this show showcases talent and highlights what an amazingly strong cast Allegro really does have.”
Those songs include hits such as I’m Gonna Be (500 miles), I’m On My Way, Let’s Get Married and the title track Sunshine on Leith.
“We are itching to get on stage and wait to bring the fun from rehearsals to the stage of the Churchill,” adds Ferguson.
“This is a high energy, action-packed show that is sure to leave the audience with a smile on their face at the final curtain.”
Written by Stephen Greenhorn the musical was first performed by Dundee Rep in 2007 and has since toured theatres around the UK. It was later adapted for the big screen, starring young George McKay and Kevin Guthrie, Peter Mullan and Jane Horrocks.
Sunshine On Leith, Churchill Theatre, Morningside Rd, until Saturday, 7.30pm (mat 2.30pm), £13-£15, 0792-703 2638