Fifers perform at 85th anniversary of Edinburgh Playhouse

Leyton Loughran (12) from Kinghorn and Daisy McDonald (19) from Lochgelly
Leyton Loughran (12) from Kinghorn and Daisy McDonald (19) from Lochgelly

Two local young people are busy rehearsing to take part in a special anniversary production to celebrate the Edinburgh Playhouse’s 85th anniversary.

On Friday and Saturday, the theatre’s Stage Experience will present ‘Megamix’, celebrating the best musicals, singers and iconic bands that have appeared on the Playhouse stage during its history.

The show will bring together 120 of Scotland’s most talented young people, including 10 from Fife.

Daisy McDonald (19), from Lochgelly and Leyton Loughran (12), from Kinghorn, will perform in the show which is packed with hits from shows such as Disney’s The Lion King and Les Miserables plus songs from The Rolling Stones, Elton John and Kylie Minogue.

Daisy is currently studying English with music at Edinburgh University.

She will perform a solo of Alice Cooper’s ‘School’s Out’ in the rock medley section of the production.

After performing in school shows and joining Limelight Productions in Dunfermline, Daisy became a member of Fife Chidren’s Theatre and the Youth Music Theatre.

“Music is what I am really passionate about and this will be a great production,” she said.

Leyton, an S1 pupil at Balwearie High School, has been a member of the MG Academy of the Performing Arts in Edinburgh for four years and it was through the group’s choreographer he found out about the Megamix and auditioned.

“I’m performing in the ensemble doing Scottish and classical medleys and I’m really excited about it,” he said.