BARRFIELDS was rocking as popular musical 'Sunshine on Leith' saw the venue roar back to life.

The crowds lapped up after an emotion-packed two and a half hours of drama which tugged at the heartstrings.

The Proclaimers hit 'I'm Gonna Be (500 miles)' rang around the old theatre in a triumphant return for Largs Players.

Indeed, the beating heart of this feel-good play from Stephen Greenhorn was the fantastic back catalogue of twins Charlie and Craig Reid's iconic hits, which took the audience on an emotional rollercoaster.

The show centres on squaddies Davy and Ally who return to their hometown after serving overseas, and are looking for love.

Davy, played by Danny Lindsay, moves back in with his parents, Rab and Jean, Willie Mullen and Fiona Rodden, and sister Liz played by Colleen Garratt.

Ally, played by Jack Harkness, resumes his relationship with Liz, while Liz sets Davy up with her English nurse friend Yvonne, played by Ailie Austin.

However, things take a dramatic turn when Ally's marriage proposal is rejected as Liz looks to a nursing job overseas, and Davy's parents bicker over the discovery, years on, of his father's infidelity .

This was a phenomenal effort from cast production, musical and backstage volunteers and director Maggie Telfer's aim for it to be a celebration of the best of local talent was richly rewarded with a standing ovation and performances did the soundtrack proud.

Largs Players President Hugh Douglas said: "Huge congratulations to Maggie, musical director Chris Kelly, choreographer Diane Mullen and all of the creative and production team who led an absolutely stellar community cast of all ages. We are exceptionally proud of, and thankful to, every person on and off stage who committed their time, passion and energy to making this production the showstopper that it was.

"And of course the amazing audiences, who turned out in their droves to support us."