Theatre Preview: Midsummer [a play with songs], 28 October – 15 November, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

20 Oct

Midsummer [a play with songs] by David Greig and Gordon McIntyre is the latest production from Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre, following the recent Cherry Blossom. Running from Tuesday 28 October until Saturday 15 November, this new drama promises to be a tale of “bridge burning, car chases, wedding bust ups, bondage miscalculations, midnight trysts and horrible hungover self loathing misery”.

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. She’s out of his league and he’s not her type at all. They absolutely should not sleep together. Ever.  Which is why, of course, they do.

Midsummer [a play with songs], is co-written by leading playwright David Greig with music & lyrics by Gordon McIntyre from  Edinburgh based Indie band Ballboy and marks their first collaboration. The play stars Matthew Pidgeon as Bob and Cora Bisset as Helena, both of whom sing and play live music throughout the show, which features design by Georgia McGuinness.

Full details can be found over at the Traverse website.


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