This Is Memorial Device
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