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Midsummer

National Theatre of Scotland / David Greig / Gordon McIntyre / Roxana Silbert

A newly expanded version of David Greig and Gordon McIntyre’s heart-warming and humorous love-letter to Edinburgh featuring original songs.

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It’s midsummer weekend in Edinburgh. It’s raining. Two thirtysomethings are sitting in a New Town bar waiting for something to turn up.

David Greig and Gordon McIntyre’s exquisite miniature Midsummer is expanded and enlarged with a live band bringing to life its heart warming songs and irresistible humour, in residence at The Hub throughout the International Festival. First staged in 2008 before touring internationally to phenomenal acclaim, Midsummer is a streetwise romcom that turns a midlife crisis into a dance of freedom, and proves that it’s never too late for any of us to change.

Bob is a failing car salesman on the fringes of Edinburgh’s underworld. Helena is 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. But with a Tesco’s bag full of cash, they embark on a lost weekend of bridge-burning, car chases, wedding bust-ups, midnight trysts and hung-over self-loathing.

This exhilarating, expanded version of Midsummer from the National Theatre of Scotland places you right at the heart of the action, with a heightened musicality and joyful sense of occasion. Edinburgh-born David Greig is one of Britain’s most respected and admired playwrights, as well as Artistic Director of the city’s Royal Lyceum Theatre. Edinburgh-based Gordon McIntyre is a founding member of Scottish indie band Ballboy.

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Contains strong language
Previews
2 & 3 August 8.00 pm
CAP
Captioned performance
15 August 8.00 pm
BSL
British Sign Language interpreted
17 August 8.00 pm

David Greig, Gordon McIntyre Writers
Roxana Silbert Director

Presented by National Theatre of Scotland and Edinburgh International Festival


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2-26 August 2018

  • The Hub (Show on map)
  • 1hr 30mins approx (no interval)
  • £32

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Supported by

Brenda Rennie

in memory of her husband Donald Rennie

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