The charming and proudly Scottish musical ‘Sunshine on Leith’, will leave everyone with a smile on their face as they leave the Jubilee Hall. It’s a comedy following the relationship dramas of three couples, set to the music of the Proclaimers. Jane Horrocks and Peter Mullan ground the story as Rab and Jean, a couple whose relationship is thrown into turmoil when a secret from Rab’s past surfaces on the eve of their 25th wedding anniversary. Their children provide the other couples, with son Davy returning from Afghanistan and falling for English girl Yvonne, and daughter Liz dreaming of escaping Scotland, which is news to boyfriend Ally. It all makes for heartfelt swooning and heartbreak.
The younger performers have lovely, quality voices that sit nicely with the slickly produced tracks and Scotland, too, is picture-postcard perfect, with wonderful shots of Edinburgh bathed in glorious sunlight, and pubs filled with joyful punters who happily break into songs.
Sunshine on Leith is bright, breezy and charming entertainment at its best. It will be screened on Friday 5th December at 8.00pm (with refreshments available from 7.30) in the Jubilee Hall on Slade Road. Admission is £5.00 (£4.50 concessions) and all are most welcome.