Mon 29 Nov 2010 – Sat 29 Jan 2011
[a play with songs]
by David Greig & Gordon McIntyre
Presented by Traverse Theatre Company
The sell out Edinburgh Festival hit returns to London
‘A proper romantic comedy… Very special indeed’
‘A tragicomedy, with hope’
‘Exhilarating… You float out laughing as if you’ve just swallowed sunshine on a spoon‘
‘A play with music that warms the heart so thoroughly that even slushy streets and a biting east wind cannot cool the golden glow‘
‘Just the thing to put warmth and hope into every wintry heart’
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.
Recommended for 16+
Cast includes Cora Bissett and Matthew Pidgeon.
Creatives include David Greig (Director), Gordon McIntyre (Songwriter) and Georgia McGuinness (Designer).