Midsummer (A Play with Songs)

Midsummer_Gary MarshWritten by one of Scotland’s leading playwrights David Greig and top Edinburgh singer/songwriter Gordon McIntyre, Midsummer (A Play with Songs) is a quirky, charming love story.

Helena is a divorce lawyer who can’t keep her hands off other women’s husbands. Bob is a small time crook who is getting far too old to be on the wrong side of the law. They meet in a bar on a Friday night. They have nothing in common and should never sleep with each other. But they do.

Their one night stand turns into a crazy and wonderful weekend full of ruined weddings, bags of money, car chases, Japanese rope bondage, sex and stubborn hangovers.

Punctuated by devious and wistful songs and with a live four piece-band, Midsummer (A Play with Songs) suggests that anyone can reinvent themselves and take their life in a new direction, if they only chose to do so.

“Midsummer (A Play with Songs) is a highly entertaining and massively sexy show that is the perfect way to send off the year in style,” says Director Damon Lockwood.

“It is a heart-warming romp between two very different people unexpectedly meeting and against all odds falling in love – which is a situation we can all relate to, because who could ever imagine the person we ultimately fall in love with?”

Director: Damon Lockwood  Featuring: Georgina Gayler and Brendan Hanson  Set & Costume Designer: Fiona Bruce  Lighting Designer: Trent Suidgeest  Musical Director/Sound Designer: Ben Collins  Musicians: Harry Oliff, Elliot Smith and Andrew Weir

Midsummer (A Play with Songs)
Heath Ledger Theatre – State Theatre Centre, 174 William St, Perth
Season: 9 – 24 November 2013
Bookings: 1300 795 012 or online at: www.ticketek.com.au

For more information, visit: www.bsstc.com.au for details.

Image: Georgina Gayler and Brendan Hanson by Gary Marsh