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.
Against a dynamic soundscape of 80s dance music, the stories of a group of friends living through 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.This is a no-holds-barred immersive, in-yer-face theatre production: this is your ticket to a ride you won’t soon forget. Choose life.
For avid fans this is a must, 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.
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.
The King’s Head Theatre and In Your Face Theatre production is presented by James Seabright.
Running time: 75 minutes – no interval
Warnings: Contains nudity, very strong language, heavy drug/needle use. Age guidance: 16+
Friday 29 March – Sunday 21 April
Mayfield Manchester, Temperance Street, Manchester, M12 6HR Box office: 0843 208 0500