On Tour: This is Memorial Device

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.

4 Stars

'A psychoactive hymn to the power of saying yes to experience.'

The Herald

4 Stars

'Memories of fictional indie heroes burn brightly.'

The Guardian

'The best theatre I saw (in Edinburgh) was This Is Memorial Device. I loved David Keenan’s novel so much I was worried about seeing it, but it was brilliantly adapted in a way that that felt totally special, in that moment, in that place, on that night.'

Stewart Lee

Where is the show touring?

The Tron (Thu 28 – Sat 30 Mar)

Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats Sat: 2.30pm.
Tickets and details: Book here.

Traverse (Wed 3 - Sat 6 Apr)

Evenings: 7.30pm; Mat Sat: 2.30pm.
Book here.

Aberdeen Performing Arts (Thu 18 - Sat 20 Apr)

Evenings: 7.30pm; Mat Sat: 2.30pm.
Tickets and details: Book here.

Riverside Studios, London (Tue 23 Apr - Sat 11 May)

Evenings: 7.45pm; Mat Sat: 2.30pm.
Tickets and details: Book here.