Midsummer (a Play with Songs)
It's 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.
- Electronic book text | 96 pages
- 16 Sep 2010
- FABER & FABER
- United Kingdom
David Greig was born in Edinburgh. His plays include Europe, The Architect, The Speculator, The Cosmonaut's Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union, Outlying Islands, San Diego, Pyrenees, The American Pilot, Yellow Moon: The Ballad of Leila and Lee , Damascus, Midsummer [a play with songs] and Dunsinane. In 1990 he co-founded Suspect Culture to produce collaborative, experimental theatre work. His translation of Caligula was presented at the Donmar Warehouse in an award-winning production in 2003, and his version of Euripides' The Bacchae was seen at the Edinburgh International Festival and the Lyric Hammersmith in 2007.