The Criterion Theatre


Jul 4th to 11th 2020

A play by David Greig & Gordon McIntyre

A midsummer weekend in Edinburgh. It's raining. Bob's a failing car salesman on the fringes of the city's underworld. Helena's a high-powered divorce lawyer with a taste for other people's husbands. She's totally out of his league; he's not her type at all. They absolutely should not sleep together. Which is, of course, why they do. A wonderful, comic tale of falling in love when you least expect it. A play where the two actors also play and sing original music in an extravaganza of playfulness, wit, colour, sound and song.



Midsummer was one of the hits of the Edinburgh Festival in 2008. A quiet two-hander, accompanied by songs on acoustic guitars, it thrilled audiences...and then went on to conquer the world, being translated into many languages and thus proving that a sensitive tale of two unhappy souls who find love and revelation over a wet midsummer weekend in Edinburgh has universal appeal. Sarah Crompton, WhatsOnStage

"a joyful story of love, uncertainty and stupid decisions.... Gordon McIntyre’s songs are wonderfully tipsy... Midsummer wears its rose-tinted glasses proudly, asking how we choose to remember our own stories... an experience of pure joy for its audience." Kate Wyver, The Guardian


Casting information:

1 woman and 1 man, both around their 30s. Both actors must be able to play the guitar and/or keyboard and be able to sing. 


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