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A man in a checked shirt holding a woman up on his shoulder with the title of 'Sunshine on Leith'.
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A Musical written by Stephen Greenhorn

Featuring the songs of The Proclaimers

New Musical Arrangements by David Shrubsole

Directed by Elizabeth Newman

Original production at Dundee Rep on 18th April 2007

Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International

Originally conceived in partnership with Capital Theatres

Set to fantastic songs from world-renowned Scottish band The Proclaimers, Sunshine on Leith is both a funny and moving play about Davy and Ally, two Edinburgh natives returning to their hometown after serving in war-torn countries overseas, who are questioning what ‘home’ really means.

A fantastic feel-good story from Stephen Greenhorn, with a feature film adaptation in 2013, this is returning to Pitlochry Festival Theatre for 2023 as a fresh new production of an audience favourite which is sure to delight yet again.


Venue: Auditorium

Dates: 17 Nov – 23 Dec 2023

Running times: 2 hrs 25 mins (inc interval)

Access Performances

Audio Description 16 Dec 2pm

BSL 17 Dec 2pm

Captioned 13 Dec 2pm

Relaxed and Dementia Friendly 14 Dec 2pm

Tickets from £16




“a cracker of a show with pace that sweeps the audience along…Superb”

Musical Theatre Review





“gorgeous, open-hearted yet hugely skilful brilliance”

The Scotsman





“funny, exciting, emotional and an absolute treat”

The Courier


“the best damn gift Scotland could ask for”

Reviews Hub


“the feel-good tonic for the winter blues with laughs and heart to thaw even the frostiest of hearts”

Braw Theatre


“an undoubted crowd pleaser”

The Herald





“certain to put a smile on your face”

What’s On Stage





“A joyous show to lift the spirits”

Edinburgh Music Review





“a brilliant night out”

The Scots Reviewer





“sings and lifts the spirits, a veritable tonic”

Broadway Baby




Production Images


  • 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

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