Edinburgh International Festival: Midsummer

Enjoy this newly expanded version of David Grieg’s heart-warming and humorous love-letter to Edinburgh, featuring original songs by Ballboy’s Gordon McIntyre.

Edinburgh International Festival: Midsummer

About Edinburgh International Festival: Midsummer

NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND

THEATRE ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

It’s midsummer weekend in Edinburgh. It’s raining. Two thirtysomethings are sitting in a New Town bar waiting for something to turn up.

David Greig and Gordon McIntyre’s exquisite miniature Midsummer is expanded and enlarged with a live band bringing to life its heart warming songs and irresistible humour, in residence at The Hub throughout the International Festival. First staged in 2008 before touring internationally to phenomenal acclaim, Midsummer is a streetwise romcom that turns a midlife crisis into a dance of freedom, and proves that it’s never too late for any of us to change.

Bob is a failing car salesman on the fringes of Edinburgh’s underworld. Helena is a high-powered divorce lawyer with a taste for other people’s husbands. She’s out of his league, and he’s not her type. But with a Tesco’s bag full of cash, they embark on a lost weekend of bridge-burning, car chases, wedding bust-ups, midnight trysts and hung-over self-loathing.

This exhilarating, expanded version of Midsummer from the National Theatre of Scotland places you right at the heart of the action, with a heightened musicality and joyful sense of occasion. Edinburgh-born David Greig is one of Britain’s most respected and admired playwrights, as well as Artistic Director of the city’s Royal Lyceum Theatre. Edinburgh-based Gordon McIntyre is a founding member of Scottish indie band Ballboy.

Contains strong language

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Edinburgh International Festival: Midsummer are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at The Hub or Edinburgh International Festival

St Columba’s Hospice Ladies Lunch

St Columba’s Hospice Ladies Lunch

22nd March 2019
Hosted by the fabulous Michelle McManus, with fantastic live music from Edinburgh duo Bleeker, St Columba’s Hospice will again be hosting its lavish Ladies Lunch on Friday 22nd March at The Hub.
Bonbon:  The Sweet Treats Festival

Bonbon: The Sweet Treats Festival

7th April 2019
Calling all sweet treat lovers! Sample artisan Scottish chocolate, sweets & more, plus take part in tastings and workshops at Bonbon - The Sweet Treats Festival at The Hub on Sunday 7th April.

Theatre Events you might like...

The Bohemians present The Wedding Singer
The Bohemians present The Wedding Singer
20th Mar 2019 - 23rd Mar 2019
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
The Bohemians, one of the best amateur companies in the capital, present The Wedding Singer at the King's Theatre in March.
HP Lovecraft: Pickman’s Model
HP Lovecraft: Pickman’s Model
20th Mar 2019 - 23rd Mar 2019
The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh Old Town
After a fantastic run at the Edinburgh Horror Festival 2018, Posturous Productions remount their one woman adaptation of H.P Lovecrafts dark and disturbing tale.
Scottish Opera: Katya Kabanova
Scottish Opera: Katya Kabanova
21st Mar 2019 - 23rd Mar 2019
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Renowned British director Stephen Lawless brings his trademark theatricality to Janáček’s intense drama, illuminating the shattering effects of oppression and isolation.
Find Theatre events in Edinburgh

Nights Out Events you might like...

Andy Zaltzman: The Bugle Live
Andy Zaltzman: The Bugle Live
20th March 2019
The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
Hosted by Andy Zaltzman, the hit global podcast 'The Bugle Live' returns to Edinburgh to address the world's latest news with its trademark cocktail of incisive satire and premium-grade hogwash!
Re-storying Our Planet
Re-storying Our Planet
20th March 2019
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
Join us on World Storytelling Day as Allison Galbraith and Alette Willis share the explorations and discoveries of their Andy Hunter Bursary Project.
SJ Presents: The Blinders
SJ Presents: The Blinders
20th March 2019
La Belle Angele, Edinburgh Old Town
The Blinders will play an exclusive SJ Presents gig at La Belle Angele on Wednesday 20th March as part of Sailor Jerry rum’s ‘City Takeover’ events.
Find Nights Out events in Edinburgh

Find other events in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Catch Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat when it returns to Edinburgh Playhouse from Tuesday March 19th to Saturday 23rd March.
Garden of Fiery Delights at Roslin Glen
Join Scotland’s Celtic fire performers PyroCeltica and explore Roslin Glen by Nightfall like never before! A wonderful evening of performances, music, circus and lots of Fire.
Edinburgh Yarn Festival
The UK's Premier specialist Hand-Knitting Event 'Edinburgh Yarn Festival' returns to Edinburgh Corn Exchange from 21st to 23rd March.
Silent Disco at the Dungeon
The Edinburgh Dungeon is partnering with Silent Adventures, creators of silent disco experiences, to bring you a scary fun, rhythmic riot with a gruesomely brilliant Dungeon twist!
Christmas 2O19: Scottish Ballet The Snow Queen
Scottish Ballet’s 50th year will come to a spectacular close with the world premiere of The Snow Queen this Christmas at the Festival Theatre!

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »