AN EXCITING musical comedy will be coming to a popular boutique theatre in Cirencester in May. 

Penned by award-winning playwright David Greig and composed by songwriter Gordon McIntyre, Midsummer is a rose-tinted musical rom-com that provides a fast-paced, funny look at love, life, and the ache of aging. 

This hilarious production will run at the Barn Theatre in Cirencester between Wednesday, May 22 and Saturday, June 22.

The play is set in Edinburgh where high-powered lawyer called Helena, who is stuck in a dead-end affair with a married man, meets small-time crook called Bob for one short night of wild abandon. 

Mercury’s creative director Ryan McBryde will direct this funny, romantic 90-minute tour d’amour in all its drunken and heartfelt glory.

The director said: “We are delighted to be producing with The Barn Theatre.

"Both our organisations are committed to producing exceptional and entertaining theatre with care, skill, and creativity. 

"Our co-production of David Greig's and Gordon McIntyre's romantic comedy, Midsummer, will be no exception.”

Iwan Lewis, CEO and artistic director at the Barn Theatre, said: “In today's world, it's crucial for theatres to adapt and seek innovative approaches to their productions. 

"For a small, independent theatre like the Barn, which harbours large aspirations yet operates without subsidies, finding the right partners can prove challenging. 

"With the Mercury, we've discovered an incredibly inspiring ally. 

"They not only share our vision but have also broadened our horizons, showing us what's possible at the next level. 

"Midsummer is a musical comedy that I’ve hoped to stage for many years and is the perfect production for our first collaboration.”

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