[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’ Evening Standard

‘A tragicomedy, with hope’ Time Out

‘Exhilarating… You float out laughing as if you’ve just swallowed sunshine on a spoonThe Guardian

‘A play with music that warms the heart so thoroughly that even slushy streets and a biting east wind cannot cool the golden glowThe Daily Telegraph

‘Just the thing to put warmth and hope into every wintry heart’ Mail on Sunday

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+



Support Our Capital Project

Mon 29 Nov 2010 - Sat 29 Jan 2011

£12 Monday 8pm, Midweek Mats
£18 Tuesday – Friday 8pm, Saturday 4pm
£22 Saturday 8pm

Seating is unreserved. 40 seats can be reserved for most performances at a small additional charge.

Midweek Mat at 2pm  Wed 26 Jan

Press Night – Tuesday 30 November, 7pm

Director: David Greig
Composer: Gordon McIntyre
Designer: Georgia McGuinness
Lighting Designer: Claire Elliot

Cast: Cora Bissett and Matthew Pidgeon