Irvine Welsh’s iconic Trainspotting is to return to London for an eight week season at the Vaults from 27 March 2018.
The production which is to be staged in a tunnel opened exclusively for the production, the famous novel and successful film will be repacked into a full throttle show where the audience are literally part of the action, including the infamous ‘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.
Prior to its London season, Trainspotting will be presented at certain venues as part of a pre-London tour commencing on 30th January 2018 in Belfast. Full tour dates can be found on the show’s website.
Harry Gibson’s original stage adaptation (written before the film) was as successful as it was controversial winning the Sunday Times Award for Best New Play and leading Irvine Welsh to comment “I was shocked…and I wrote the f*cking thing!“.
Trainspotting Live is a King’s Head Theatre and In Your Face Theatre production, directed by Adam Speadbury-Maher and presented by James Seabright. Audiences are advised the the show contains nudity, very strong language and heavy drug/needle use and is suitable for ages 16+. Casting is to be advised.
Trainspotting Live runs at the Vaults from 27 March – 20 May 2018.