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Trainspotting returns to London stage at King’s Head Theatre

Trainspotting posterIrvine Welsh’s cult generation-defining novel, together with globally successful film, returns to the London stage, transferring directly from a critically received and sell-out Edinburgh Fringe season. In Your Face Theatre’s punchy, 60 minute production recaptures the passion and controversy of Trainspotting and repackages it into an immersive production that will transform the King’s Head Theatre like you’ve never experienced before.

Trainspotting is the story of Mark Renton (played by Gavin Ross) and his friends, living through the Edinburgh heroin scene of the 80s. 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. For this 21st anniversary production, In Your Face Theatre’s Scottish cast have created a snappy and vibrant affirmation of the power and humour of the piece, which the Glasgow Herald described as “a vital restaging that suggests that a brand new generation might just be en-route to finding their voice.

Trainspotting
Author Irvine Welsh
Adapted by Harry Gibson
Company In Your Face Theatre and King’s Head Theatre
March 17th 2015 – April 11th 2015
Monday to Saturday, 7pm and 9pm
Saturday matinee, April 11th, 3pm
Running Time 60 mins
King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper St, N1 1QN
Ticket Price £19.50 – £10
Minimum Age 16+ (contains scenes of nudity, strong language, a sexual nature, heavy
Box Office King’s Head Theatre (kingsheadtheatre.ticketsolve.com), 0207 478 0160
http://www.kingsheadtheatre.com/

Minimum Age 16+ (contains scenes of nudity, strong language, a sexual nature, heavy drug/needle use and claustrophobia)

Friday 30th January 2015

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  • Neil Cheesman

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