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Starring: George MacKay, Peter Mullan, Jane Horrocks, Antonia Thomas, Freya Mavor, Jason Flemyng, Kevin Guthrie

Directed by: Dexter Fletcher

Synopsis: Two Scottish soldiers return from Afghanistan, home to Leith (Edinburgh, Scotland) to the warm embrace of their families. 390 more words


A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney at the National Theatre

Honey past its sell by date

I first read A Taste of Honey in my mid-teens and found it revelatory because it was so different from any 20th century drama I had previously read. 781 more words

Grimm-er Than You Think

Thank God for the lovely Jane Horrocks. You may not have seen her for a while, but if you have a child under the age of 5 you definitely will have heard her. 887 more words

Sunshine on Leith (2013) - Made My Heart Fly for a while, but glad when it was Over And Done With...

Sunshine on Leith is a workmanlike crowdpleaser adapted from the musical of the same name, a story of two squaddies told in large part by the songs of The Proclaimers. 891 more words


Day 199: Can't Think of Anything I Need

A Journey Around the British Isles … Part 90

I’ve stayed longer than I’d planned. Newtown gets you like that. It wasn’t a town I knew much about, but the longer I stay, the more engaged I become. 1,193 more words

Stunt Double: Sunshine on Leith

You don’t have to like musicals to enjoy Sunshine on Leith… and I’m not even going to add “…but it helps” to that, because it genuinely is good fun whatever your usual tastes are. 621 more words

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Sunshine On Leith DVD Review

Director: Dexter Fletcher

Starring: George MacKay, Antonia Thomas, Freya Mavor, Kevin Guthrie, Jane Horrocks, Peter Mullan

I hadn’t seen a good, new musical for ages and was looking forward to a bit of cheery, light hearted singing of a Saturday evening. 863 more words

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