Presented by Traverse Theatre Company
By David Greig & Gordon McIntyre
Designed by Georgia McGuinness
It’s Midsummer’s weekend in Edinburgh. It’s raining. Two thirtysomethings are sitting in a New Town bar waiting for something to turn up.
He’s a failing car salesman on the fringes of the city’s underworld and she’s a high powered divorce lawyer with a taste for other people’s husbands. She’s out of his league and he’s not her type at all. They absolutely should not sleep together. Ever. Ever.
Which is why they do…
Midsummer [a play with songs] is the story of Bob and Helena and a great lost weekend of bridge burning, car chases, wedding bust-ups, bondage miscalculations, midnight trysts and horrible hungover self loathing misery.
Featuring Cora Bissett and Matthew Pidgeon as the ill-advised love match, Midsummer is a quirky, charming love story by one of Scotland’s leading playwrights, David Greig and top Edinburgh singer/songwriter, Gordon McIntyre of the band ballboy.
“Exhilarating…you float out laughing as if you’ve just swallowed sunshine on a spoon.” The Guardian ****
“Warm-hearted, beautifully-sculpted musical romantic comedy.”
The Scotsman ****
“Irresistible and unmissable.” The Herald