THE full cast and creative team for a co-production of play Midsummer which will be shown at the Mercury Theatre has been revealed. 

The English premiere of David Greig and Gordon McIntyre's show is part of a co-production by the Mercury Theatre Colchester and the Barn Theatre in Cirencester.

The rose-tinted musical rom-com explores love, life, and aging through the comedic escapade of an unlikely couple.

It will be showcased from May 3-18 in Colchester and May 22 to June 22 in Cirencester.

The intriguing narrative unfolds through a wild night in Edinburgh, featuring a power-hard-drinking lawyer, Helena, stuck in an affair with a married man, and a small-time crook, Bob.

The brief yet hilariously chaotic encounter turns into a touching love story as the unconventional pair navigate midsummer magic. Mercury's creative director, Ryan McBryde, will direct the 90-minute 'tour d’amour', promising a heartfelt and humorous spectacle.

The featured cast includes Ross Carswell in the role of Bob and Karen Young as Helena. Will Arundell and Laura Andresen Guimarães will narrate the captivating tale.

The creative team, led by McBryde, comprises Libby Todd as the designer, Paul Herbert as the musical director, Rory Beaton as the lighting designer, Mark Melville as sound designer, Chihiro Kawasaki as movement director, Natalie Gallacher as casting director, and Chani Merrel as assistant director.

Mr McBryde said: "David Greig is one of our most exciting writers and we're delighted to be sharing his and Gordon McIntyre's multi award winning romantic comedy with our audiences. 

"Full of laughs and tinged with hope, this play with songs is an inventive, laugh out loud, love-song to everyone who has ever felt stuck in a rut: reminding us that no matter how repetitive, dull, or hopeless our lives might seem, change is always possible.”

Iwan Lewis, CEO & Artistic Director, 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."