TRAINSPOTTING LIVE returns to London in 2018
Back for a second fix at the Vaults!
The acclaimed no-holds-barred immersive, in-yer-face theatre staging of Irvine Welsh’s classic, Trainspotting Live – direct from world tour – is to return to London for an 8-week season at the Vaults from 27 March – 20 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.
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.
“I was shocked…and I wrote the f*cking thing” – Irvine Welsh
PRE LONDON TOUR
30 Jan – 3 Feb: BELFAST Waterfront Studio
6 – 10 Feb: LEAMINGTON SPA The Assembly
13/14 Feb: ABERYSTWYTH Arts Centre
16/17 Feb: LLANELLI Ffwrnes Theatre
20 – 24 Feb: SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms
27 Feb – 3 Mar: CARDIFF Tramshed
6/7 Mar: CAMBERLEY Theatre
9/10 Mar: GRAVESHAM Woodville
13 – 17 Mar: LEICESTER Curve