The Funeral Club

By Éimi Quinn

Mon, 03 June, 2024 — Sat, 08 June, 2024

Directed by Maureen Carr | Cast - Éimi Quinn, Kyle Gardiner, Caroline McKeown

The Funeral Club

The hilarious and heartfelt journey of a group of friends from a teenage cancer ward who attempt to pull off a diamond heist.  

Nineteen-year-old Emma is about to beat Stage 4 cancer, so this must be the happiest moment of her life, right? Wrong.

She was supposed to die and take all her troubles to the grave, including the £30k debt she has racked up living her ‘last’ year to the full.

Facing bankruptcy, she forms a plan with her fellow chemo patients that involves an overnight kidnapping and heist. But can they make it back with the loot in time for morning rounds?


Creative Team

Writer: Éimi Quinn
Director: Maureen Carr
Lead Designer: Gemma Patchett
Assistant Director: Yolanda Mitchell

ÉIMI QUINN graduated in BA Musical Theatre in 2020 (New College Lanarkshire). Her TV credits include; Guilt (BBC), Six Four (ITV), and Shetland (BBC). Theatre credits; Cinderella (Byre Theatre),The Celtic Story (SEC Armadillo), The Importance of being Earnest, Julius Caesar (Bard in the Botanics), Snow White (Byre Theatre), Is That You Santa (Macrobert Arts Centre), and Class Act (Traverse Theatre). As a writer Éimi was selected for the 2023 Playwright Studio Scotland mentorship programme. The Funeral Club is the first play she has written that has been staged and Éimi is over the moon to have it be part of the 2024 spring season.

MAUREEN CARR is a popular Scottish actor of stage and screen whose credits include the films Wild Rose and Afterlife and was recently seen on TV in the documentary series Growing Up Scottish and on stage in Snow White and the Seven Maws (Oran Mor), Fibres (Citizens Theatre) and Chic Murray - A Funny Place for a Window (Traverse Theatre).

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