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Sunshine on Leith 2023 Cast

Sunshine on Leith 2023 Cast Announcement

We are excited to announce the cast of our forthcoming new production of Sunshine on Leith, Stephen Greenhorns much-loved musical featuring the songs from world-renowned Scottish band, The Proclaimers.

Sunshine on Leiths exciting cast will feature Finlay Bain (Trainspotting Live, Seabright Productions, Black Watch, National Theatre of Scotland tour, The Straw Chair, Finborough Theatre and the lead in the feature film Meet you in Scotland, Reel One Entertainment) as Ally; Robbie Scott (Peter Pan and Wendy and Group Portrait in a Summer Landscape, Pitlochry Festival Theatre) as Davy, Sinead Kenny (My Fair Lady, London Coliseum, and UK tours of AladdinRock of Ages, 9-5, West Side Story and Annie) as Yvonne; Keith Macpherson (Stan and Ollie, BBC Films and A Streetcar Named Desire, Pitlochry Festival Theatre) as Rab, Scottish singer Alyson Orr (Sunshine on Leith, Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Rikki and Me, Scottish tour) as Jean; Jessica Dives ( A Christmas Carol, Shakespeare North Playhouse) as Eilidh; Fiona Wood (Peter Pan and Wendy, Pitlochry Festival Theatre) as Liz; and Charlotte Grayson (Lord of the Rings, Watermill Theatre and A Christmas Carol, Dundee Rep) as Hazel.

The cast is completed by Trudy Ward (Gypsy and To the Bone, Pitlochry Festival Theatre); Jake Reynolds (currently appearing as Doody in the West End production of Grease) and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduates Callum Marshall (Sunshine on Leith, UK tour and A Christmas Carol, Bolton Octagon) and James Dawoud (Aladdin, Beacon Arts Centre).

The production will be directed by Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s Artistic Director Elizabeth Newman (A Streetcar Named Desire, Pitlochry Festival Theatre).

Sunshine on Leith tells the story of returning service members Davy and Ally from war overseas, to be confronted with civilian life, relationships, blind dates, and new responsibilities. As the pair embark on intertwining journeys of love, they begin to question what home really means to them as they rediscover their sense of identity.

Set to the classic songs of The Proclaimers, including “Im Gonna Be (500 Miles), “Letter from America” and of course the emotive “Sunshine on Leith”, this feel-good Scottish musical asks the question, would you walk 500 miles for love?

Sunshine on Leith was originally staged at Dundee Rep in 2007 before being transformed into the 2013 smash hit feature film adaptation starring Jane Horrocks and Peter Mullan.

Originally produced last year in partnership with Capital Theatres, Sunshine on Leith will run at Pitlochry Festival Theatre from 17 November till 23 December 2023.



Pitlochry Festival Theatre presents


A Musical written by Stephen Greenhorn

Featuring the songs of The Proclaimers

New Musical Arrangements by David Shrubsole

Original production at Dundee Rep on 18th April 2007

Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre (Europe) International

On behalf of Josef Weinberger Limited


Directed by Elizabeth Newman

Musical Direction by Richard Reeday

Set Designed by Adrian Rees

Costume Design by Julie Carlin

Lighting Design by Kate Bonney*

Cast: Robbie Scott (Davy), Finlay Bain (Ally), Keith Macpherson (Rab), Alyson Orr (Jean), Fiona Wood (Liz), Sinead Kenny (Yvonne), Jessica Dives (Eilidh), Charlotte Grayson (Hazel), James Dawoud (Barman and ensemble), Trudy Ward (ensemble), Jake Reynolds (ensemble) and Callum Marshall (ensemble).

*Original designs from 2022 Pitlochry Festival Theatre/Capital Theatres co-production

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  • Headshot of Robbie Scott - he is smiling, has short brown curly hair and is wearing a checked shirt.

    Robbie Scott

  • A bearded man wearing a blue t-shirt.

    Finlay Bain

  • A woman with long brown curly hair wearing a white blouse.

    Sinead Kenny

  • Headshot of actor Fiona Wood.

    Fiona Wood

  • A persons headshot with them in the centre towards camera

    Keith Macpherson

  • A woman with long blonde hair.

    Alyson Orr

  • A smiling woman with light brown curly hair.

    Jessica Dives

  • A man with blonde hair wearing a red checked shirt and white t-shirt.

    Jake Reynolds

  • Headshot of Trudy Ward - she has long brown hair and is wearing a blue top.

    Trudy Ward

  • A close-up on a bearded man with brown eyes.

    Callum Marshall

  • A woman with long brown curly hair.

    Charlotte Grayson

  • A bearded, bald man wearing a blue fleece.

    James Dawoud