The Cork Midsummer Festival is the perfect cure for the midsummer blues with a fantastic 16 day programme of theatre, dance, music and art. Highlights of this year's programme includes the AIB Street Performance World Championship, brilliant new shows from Corcadorca, Asylum productions and Hammergrin, the return of the hit show Mimic, written and performed by Raymond Scannell, and Crazy Dog Audio Theatre's The People's Republic of Gerry Murphy. This year's festival is as international as ever, with some of the hottest theatre talent from Scotland performing at the Half Moon Theatre and Fitzgerald’s Park, the amazing Sol Pico returns to Cork Opera House for the first time since her sell-out performances that opened to standing ovations at the beginning of Cork European Capital of Culture. All this and much, much more!