The acclaimed no-holds-barred immersive, in-yer-face theatre staging of Irvine Welsh’s classic, Trainspotting Live – direct from a world tour – is to return to London for an 8-week season at the Vaults from 27th March – 20th May 2018.
Staged in a tunnel opened exclusively for the production, 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 It’s a ticket to 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.
A pre-London tour will open in Belfast on Tuesday 30 January. For full tour information, please visit www.trainspottinglive.com
Trainspotting Live, based on the novel by Irvine Welsh, adapted by Harry Gibson, is directed by Kings Head Theatre artistic director Adam Spreadbury-Maher in collaboration with Greg Esplin.
Cast to be announced.
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.
“I was shocked…and I wrote the f*cking thing” – Irvine Welsh
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+
The King’s Head Theatre and In Your Face Theatre
production presented by James Seabright
based on the novel by Irvine Welsh, adapted by Harry Gibson
27 March – 20 May 2018
Entrance via Leake Street
London, SE1 7NN