Midsummer (a play with songs)

by David Greig and Gordon McIntyre
Directed by Tracy Brigden
May 9 – 31, 2015 (Mainstage)

Midsummer in Edinburgh turns into a weekend of wild abandon when divorce lawyer Helena meets small-time crook Bob in a basement wine bar. With a wad of ill-gotten cash in hand and a local gangster on their heels, the unlikely pair goes on an alcohol and adventure-filled romp, discovering that there are second chances at life—and love.



David was born in Edinburgh. For the Traverse Theatre: Kyoto (Co-produced with Oran Mor), DamascusWhen the BulBul Stopped SingingOutlying IslandsThe SpeculatorDanny 306+Me (4 Ever), The ArchitectEurope. Other theatre includes: Being Norwegian (Painless Plough), Futurology (Suspect Culture/National Theatre of Scotland/ Brighton Festival); more…


Gordon is a member of the band ballboy with whom he has released five albums and also has a solo side project named Money Can’t Buy Music (album forthcoming). He has toured extensively across the UK, Europe, and the USA and his music has been used in films and in television shows in the UK, Australia and the USA. He has recorded numerous radio sessions more…

Play Design




Randy Redd



Carey Van Driest

Creative Team

Tracy Brigden

Narelle Sissons
Scenic Design & Costume Design

Andrew David Ostrowski
Lighting Design

Elizabeth Atkinson
Sound Design

Douglas Levine
Music Direction

Don Wadsworth
Dialect Coach

Patti Kelly
Production Stage Manager

Ticket Pricing

Regular Admission

$36 – $61

Persons Under 30

$15 advance tickets, excluding Fridays 8pm/Saturdays 5:30pm.


$15 rush tickets at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show.


Tickets will be held at Will Call. Must present valid ID. One ticket per ID.


A limited number of “Pay-What-You-Want” tickets will be available one hour before the performance. Please call the box office in advance to check on availability. Mention “Pay-What-You-Want” pricing when purchasing.

Seniors Age 62 and over

$22 rush tickets at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show.

Groups of 10 or more

Save when you bring a group! For pricing, contact Tyler Crumrine by email, or at 412.431.4400 x 231

Military Families

As a participating Blue Star Theatre, City Theatre is happy to offer 25% off to military personnel and their families. More info >

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Approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission.


This production includes the use of theatrical haze and strobe lights.