Shumiatcher Sandbox Series

Midsummer [a play with songs]

By David Greig 
Music By Gordon McIntyre
Directed by Michael Scholar, Jr.
Starring Amy Matysio and Clinton Carew

Oct 18, 2012 – Oct 27, 2012
1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission

Globe Theatre acknowledges Drs. Morris & Jacqui Shumiatcher for their generous donation, which enables the bold, imaginative traditions of the series to grow and develop.

A Midsummer's 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.

Midsummer is the story of a great lost weekend of bridge-burning, car chases, wedding bust-ups, bondage miscalculations, midnight trysts and self-loathing hangovers. This unique production is a collaboration between two renowned Scottish artists: indie rocker Gordon McIntyre of Ballboy fame, and playwright David Greig whose work has been commissioned by the Royal Court Theatre, the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company to name a few.

“The most ambitious play writing on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe” - The New York Times

**** [4 Stars] “With its gently poignant pop songs and honest humour, it's rough, ready - but still romantic.” - The Globe and Mail

*Warning: this production contains mature content not suitable for persons 18 and under. Please contact the Box Office if you have any questions.

 

Amy Matysio Helena
Clinton Carew Bob
   
Michael Scholar, Jr. Director
Jeremy Sauer Musical Director
Crystal L. Spicer Set Designer
Patrick James Lighting Designer
Emma Williams Costume Designer
Paul DeJong Dialect Coach
Amanda Smart Stage Manager

 

 

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