Trainspotting Live Celebrates 800 Standing Ovations

On Friday 13, Trainspotting Live celebrated 800 performances since the show first started performances in 2013.

Trainspotting Live celebrates 800 performances
The cast of Trainspotting Live, the critically acclaimed no-holds-barred immersive theatrical staging of Irvine Welsh’s classic novel were celebrating on Friday night as the show reached 800 performances since the show started it’s theatrical life in 2013.

Director Adam Spreadbury-Maher said: “Choose life! I’m thrilled that after 800 performances all over the world, audiences are still raving with us. With an extended London run and Off Broadway transfer ahead, this party’s just getting started!

Trainspotting Live recently announced a two-week entension to its London season – and its first New York transfer.

Staged in The Vaults 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.

The London season will now run in The Vaults to Sunday 3 June. It had been booking to 20 May. 

Trainspotting Live will then transfer Off Broadway to Roy Arias Stages 777 8th Avenue from 5 July.

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.

New to the 2018 cast are James Boal (as Mother Superior) and Andrew Still (Sick Boy). They join returning cast members Rachael Anderson (Laura), Finlay Bain (Tommy), Chris Dennis (Begbie), Erin Marshall (Alison) and Frankie O’Connor (Renton).

Read our review of Trainspotting Live!


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