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Midsummer Songs archiveTwenty-five years ago a group of friends celebrated the end of their university careers with a wild week in a barn half-way up a mountain in West Wales. A week of madness, mayhem and music, recorded on a C90 cassette and buried in a biscuit tin at the top of a hill with a pledge - "Wherever we are in twenty-five years' time we'll come back here on Midsummer's Eve and create the B side". And now we see those old friends return, a little rounder, a bit more rueful but with their passion for life, love and music still smouldering inside. As the biscuit tin gives up its secrets, old passions catch fire, past resentments return and the songs begin to fly. Will this reunion change their lives? Will the album ever be finished? And what on earth can they play that cassette on? This musical is a celebration of friendship, survival and the power of song, written especially for a company of multi-skilled actor-musicians in the New Wolsey house style; with music like the ballads of Joni Mitchell and the summer feel good fun of Mumford and Sons.

Cast/Performers

Alex Bourne, Yvette Robinson, Peter Peverley, Jane Milligan, Glenn Carter, Adam Keast

Creatives/Company

Book by: Peter Rowe
Lyrics: Peter Rowe
Music: Ben Goddard
Producer: New Wolsey Theatre
Director: Peter Rowe
Design: Dawn Allsopp
Costume: Dawn Allsopp
Sound: Bobby Aitken
Lighting: Nick Richings
Musical Director: Ben Goddard
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Midsummer Songs

Midsummer Songs (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T0420562290. Details of all Midsummer Songs archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2099200481

Archive Listings

4 Sep 14
to
27 Sep 14
New Wolsey Theatre
Ipswich
Suffolk

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