An acclaimed stage adaptation of David Keenan’s This is Memorial Device comes to the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen from Thursday, April 18 – Saturday, April 20.

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 from Graham Eatough 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. The production is presented by the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh.

Aberdeen Performing Arts Director of Programming and Creative Projects, Ben Torrie, said: “This is such a fantastic, hopeful, and entertaining show and we are thrilled to have it coming to the Lemon Tree.”

Paul Higgins, star of This is Memorial Device, 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.”

Tickets are on sale now, and advance booking is recommended, available from, phone (01224) 641122 or visit the box office at His Majesty’s Theatre or the Music Hall.

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