Sunshine on Leith at Edinburgh Fringe – 5 stars the perfect mix of joyful, funny and tender.Mini Travellers
Assembly Bijou Venue 20
7 – 26 August
From £15 (£14 concession)
Recommended for 12 +
Ally and Davy are back from the army and fitting back into their old lives isn’t quite as straightforward as they thought it would be. A brilliant, lively musical about family life, growing up, love and loss. Based around the songs of The Proclaimers the show is joyful and funny, but also really moving – a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. If you are visiting Edinburgh during the festival, it’s a great choice if you want to see something Scottish.
It’s one for older Mini Travellers and I took Jonah, who is 13, he absolutely loved it. “There is nothing better than live music” he said to me afterwards and he’s right, the band that accompanied the show were fantastic. The cast were super-talented, great singers and actors, the fast pace of the show meant it flew by. But there were a few moments where time seemed to stop, when Jean sang Sunshine on Leith the whole audience was still, it was beautiful.
The set was minimalistic, which works well and the Spiegel tent added a bit of festival atmosphere.
The sunshine in Edinburgh isn’t guaranteed, but we’d definitely recommend you soak up the rays at Sunshine on Leith.