23 May 2022

IN PICTURES: Launch of Portlaoise Musical Society's production of 'Sunshine on Leith'

Portlaoise Musical Society hosted a movie screening of 'Sunshine on Leith' at the Dunamaise Arts Centre last weekend. 

The movie screening pre-empted the musical society’s show workshops on Monday 9th and Wednesday 11th May and auditions that take place on Sunday 15th May.

Based on the sensational stage hit of the same name, featuring music by Scottish pop-folk band The Proclaimers, the film follows the stories of Davy and Ally, who have to re-learn how to live life in Edinburgh after coming home from serving in Afghanistan. Both struggle to learn to live a life outside the army and to deal with the everyday struggles of family, jobs and relationships.

Originally a stage musical before being transformed into the 2013 hit feature film adaptation starring Jane Horrocks and Peter Mullan; Sunshine on Leith is set to timeless songs of the much-loved  Proclaimers, including I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), Letter from America and of course the emotive Sunshine on Leith.

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