This Is Memorial Device

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Critically acclaimed stage adaptation from Graham Eatough, based on David Keenan’s cult novel.

The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh presents the UK Tour of This is Memorial Device.

Premiering with resounding success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022, This is Memorial Device recounts the fictional history of legendary 1980s Airdrie post-punk band Memorial Device. The dark, witty novel depicting the life of an extraordinary, chaotic local music scene has amassed a huge cult following since its release in 2017, with the stage adaptation enriching its sense of nostalgia in all its rose-tinted glory.

Eatough’s stage adaptation is a gloriously hallucinatory journey back into the hopes and dreams of early adulthood. The adaptation stars Paul Higgins (Slow Horses, Line of Duty, The Thick of It) and features music by Stephen McRobbie from Glasgow band The Pastels.

Paul Higgins said “I really am delighted to be working again on a show that meant so much to so many people who saw it. It’s great the brilliant team is getting back together to bring it to a wider audience in Scotland and London. It’s a show that speaks to anyone who hopes there might be more to being alive than there appears to be on the surface.”

Originally produced by The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh with the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Developed with the support of the Stephen W Dunn Theatre Fund.

Tour dates

Tron Theatre, Glasgow Wednesday 27 - Saturday 30 March 2024

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Wednesday 3 - Saturday 6 April 2024

Lemon Tree, Aberdeen Thursday 18 - Saturday 20 April 2024

Riverside Studios, London Tuesday 23 April - Saturday 11 May 2024