Midsummer

Written by Daniel Greig and Gordon McIntyre

Directed by Tamara Bernier Evans

Two people meet in a bar on Midsummer Eve in Edinburgh. One is a lawyer, the other a petty thief, but is spite of these differences the two connect in a wild and very funny weekend.  There occasional musical interludes.

Stars Brandon McGibbon and Carly Street both sound authentically Scottish, but both have long lists of Canadian experience.

This is not a deep play, full of important ideas, but it was great fun and such a relief after Crash the night before!

 

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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to Midsummer

  1. keithhpotter says:

    The Guardian referred to this play as “A spoonful of sunshine”, which is a bit much and not faithful to the rainy Edinburgh described in the show, but contains some truth. These two messed-up people are very funny in their tale of their weekend and there is the hope of some happiness at the end – so a bit of an antidote to what we have been seeing.
    The actors were amazing – I’d swear the only questions was whether they supported Hearts or Hibernian – hard to believe they are local. (Although I remember McGibbon in Enemy of the People, I think. I don’t remember Street in anything we’ve seen, but I should check. They were both very good.)

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