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Memento Mori


Thursday 05 October - Friday 06 October 2023


Bedlam Theatre




Noor Kabbani


‘Memento Mori’- remember you must die. This original play takes the seemingly bleak phrase and finds new meaning to it: acknowledging how the inevitability of death reminds us that we must remember to live. We follow five Edinburgh University students in the first semester of their second year whose module about the history of Edinburgh leads them to find a gravestone in Greyfriars Kirkyard with the inscription ‘Memento Mori’. Their exploration of the phrase forces them to confront personal challenges and embrace the unknown, whilst forging unexpected friendships. This play is a celebration of life, leaving the audience to re-examine whether they too are remembering to live.

Cast and Crew


Actor Anna Simurda

Actor Pierre de Roubin

Actor Minnie Cross

Actor Scarlet McCaffrey

Actor Elle Catherine Willcocks

Assistant Director Ruth Maley

Assistant Producer Mathilda Scarborough

Costume Manager Ellie Anderson

Director Noor Kabbani

Producer Abby Brooks

Set Manager Holly Spragg

Stage Manager Serag Elsadani

Tech Assistant YI SUN

Tech Assistant Yuehan Dong

Tech Assistant Yining Xie

Tech Assistant Zara Bathurst

Tech Manager Atalanta Lewis

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