Trainspotting Live captures the passion and the controversy of the famous novel, then globally successful film, and repackages it into a full-throttle show where the audience are literally part of the action, including the notorious ‘Worst Toilet in Scotland’ scene.
Touring the UK from March 2019, Trainspotting Live is a no-holds-barred immersive, in-yer-face theatre production. Against a dynamic soundscape of 80s dance music, the stories of a group of friends navigating the Edinburgh heroin scene – Renton, Tommy, Sick Boy, Begbie and Alison – are brought to life with humour, poetry and provocatively graphic scenes.
For their acclaimed revival, which has been seen in London, New York, and across five sell-out Edinburgh Fringe seasons, Scottish company In Your Face Theatre’s cast have created a snappy and vibrant affirmation of the power and humour of the piece. Avid fans won’t want to miss this, and if you’ve never read the book or seen Danny Boyle’s iconic, generation-defining Trainspotting film… this is your ticket to a ride you won’t soon forget. Choose life.
Cast and further dates to be announced.
Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 March
Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RH Box office: 0191 230 5151 / visit www.northernstage.co.uk
Tuesday 12 – Sunday 24 March
Loco Klub, Bristol, nr Temple Meads, Clock Tower Yard, Bristol, BS1 6QH Box office: 0117 902 0344 / to book online click here.
Friday 29 March – Sunday 21 April
Mayfield Manchester, Temperance Street, Manchester, M12 6HR Box office: 0843 208 0500 / book online www.Quaytickets.com
Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 April
The Core at Corby Cube, George Street, Corby NN17 1QG Box office: 01536 470470 / to book online click here.
Trainspotting Live, based on the novel by Irvine Welsh, adapted by Harry Gibson, is directed by Kings Head Theatre artistic director Adam Spreadbury-Maher with Greg Esplin. Lighting by Clancy Flynn. Sound by Tom Lishman. Harry Gibson’s original stage adaptation, written before it became the famous blockbuster film, was instantly successful and controversial, and won The Sunday Times Award for Best New Play. Duration: 75 minutes – no interval Warnings: Contains strong language, nudity, and sexual and drug references. May induce claustrophobia. Age guidance: 16+