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Sunshine on Leith


From Mon 6th May 2024 to Sat 11th May 2024

by Blackburn Musical Theatre Company – 7 shows to choose from.

Blackburn Musical Theatre Company returns following the rip-roaring, whip-cracking success of 2023 show Calamity Jane, with the jubilant and heart-felt musical SUNSHINE ON LEITH – a story about the power of home, family and love, featuring the songs of The Proclaimers.

Sunshine On Leith follows the highs and lows of Ally and his pal Davy as they search for normality after returning from a tour in Afghanistan. Families, friendships and life are not all plain sailing in the funny and moving story about love and life.

Ally's marriage proposal is rejected by his childhood sweetheart, a nurse disillusioned with the state of the NHS who plans a move to the US to further her career. Meanwhile, Davy gets a call centre job, while his parents war over the discovery, years on, of his father's infidelity.

Sunshine On Leith is a vibrant, energetic musical, loved by audiences and critics alike, which had a successful film adaptation in 2013 starring Jane Horrocks and George MacKay, and directed by Dexter Fletcher.


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Disney High School Musical Jr


Sunday 24th March 2024 at 7:00pm

by Power Studios for one night only

Disney’s High School Musical JR centers on the blossoming relationship between Troy, a high school jock, and Gabriella, the new smart girl at school.

They meet on a family vacation and become attracted to each other while singing in a karaoke competition. Rediscovering each other at school, their relationship and their surprise decision to audition together for the school show are thwarted by the school’s current leading lady, Sharpay, and Troy and Gabriella’s well-meaning friends.

Finally, Gabriella and Troy find a way to be themselves and are rewarded with the lead roles in the school show. Full of catchy songs and exciting dance routines, this musical explores issues of friendship, first love, and acceptance.