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
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.
|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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