Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh presents

This Is Memorial Device

Based on the book by David Keenan, Adapted and Directed by Graham Eatough
Recommended Age 14+ Contains Strong Language.

This performance has taken place in the past

Recommended Age 14+
Contains Strong Language

PLEASE NOTE: There is no Audience Interaction in this production

Following a sold-out, Fringe First-winning run at the 2022 Edinburgh Festival, This Is Memorial Device, based on David Keenan’s cult novel, returns.

The fictional history of 1980s Airdrie’s mysterious, post-punk legends, it is a gloriously hallucinatory journey, back to the hopes and dreams of early adulthood, performed by Paul Higgins (The Thick of It, Slow Horses) with music by Stephen McRobbie (The Pastels) and Gavin Thomson.

Performed by Paul Higgins. Featuring filmed performances by Mary Gapinski, Sanjeev Kohli, Julie Wilson Nimmo, Gabriel Quigley and Martin Quinn.

‘Memories of fictional indie heroes burn brightly.’ ★★★★ The Guardian
‘A psychoactive hymn to the power of saying yes to experience.’ ★★★★ The Herald
‘Paul Higgins delivering a poignant and beautiful performance.’ ★★★★ The Scotsman (Fringe First winner 2022)

Based on the book by David Keenan, Adapted and Directed by Graham Eatough
Set & Costume Design Anna Orton
Sound Design Gavin Thomson
Video Design Martin Clark
Lighting Design Nigel Edwards
Music by Stephen Pastel and Gavin Thomson
Movement Director Kally Lloyd-Jones
Graphics Props Yedsy
Producer Neil Murray

Originally produced with the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Development supported by the Stephen W Dunn Theatre Fund. The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh is supported by Creative Scotland.
Image: Mihaela Bodlovic

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A man in a denim shirt, light suede jacket, black trousers and brown suede desert books crouches down on a stage with a microphone stand in his hand. He is looking up to a pink and purple feathered object attached to the mic stand. Behind him a shop mannequin dressed in a suit, sunglasses and a hat 'plays' guitar.