Reviews for Sunshine on Leith at Pitlochry Festival Theatre 2022

"Keith Macpherson and Alyson Orr provide stand-out performances as Rab and Jean. Orr’s soft and sweet rendition of the titular tearjerker – habitually belted out by emotional Hibs football fans – proves to be the evening’s best moment."

The Independent

"Keith Macpherson and Alyson Orr are in fine form as Davy’s parents Rab and Jean, with Orr delivering a beautifully poignant version of Sunshine On Leith."

The Scotsman

"Alyson Orr, who has kept her character on a tight rein of defensive bitterness, pulls this off with such integrity, musicality and drama that for this scene alone you should see it. It’s a masterpiece that far exceeds what the film achieved."

The Morning Star

"Alyson Orr is a particular stand-out as put-upon matriarch Jean (her singing of the show’s title track is worthy of the Hibs faithful on Cup Final day)"

The National

"Alyson Orr gives a lovely rendition of the title song, movingly performed."

The Times

"Alyson Orr's Jean balances understatement with the character's lifesized emotional journey."


"Alyson Orr gives a particularly moving performance as Jean."

Broadway World

'Alyson Orr is heartbreaking."

All Edinburgh Theatre

Some More Performance Reviews

"A fine voice ... a singer of unmistakeable talent"
The Scotsman
"A comic performance that was perfection"
Daily Mail
"Her [singing] performance is impeccable"
The List
"The real star was Alyson Orr"
Edinburgh Evening News
"A strong performer with expert timing"
The Herald
"Alyson Orr is wonderful"
Glasgow Evening Times

Some Production Reviews

"A fine script... splendid direction"
The Stage
"Popular theatre at its best"
Daily Mail
"A sprightly and stylish production"
The Herald
"Well sung and danced with excellent design and costume"
The List
"Finely observed comedy with a sharp script and strong cast"
The Metro
"A strong, rollicking show that tells the story with wit and feeling"
The Scotsman

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