Updated 29 March 2018 with brand-new production shots! After numerous sell-out seasons at the King’s Head Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe as well as extensive touring, Trainspotting Live returns for a second fix in the tunnels at The Vaults beneath Waterloo Station. Check out the show trailer and production photography for a reminder of how well this no-holds-barred, immersive, in-yer-face stage production honours the spirit of Irvine Welsh’s original tale of Scottish drug addicts. And then get booking!
Against a dynamic soundscape of 1980s 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.
Staged in a tunnel at The Vaults 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 Scottish cast for this 21st anniversary season comprises Frankie O’Connor (as Renton), Andrew Still (Sick Boy), James Boal (Mother Superior), Rachael Anderson (Laura), Finlay Bain (Tommy), Chris Dennis (Begbie) and Erin Marshall (Alison).
The production is directed by King’s Head Theatre artistic director Adam Spreadbury-Maher in collaboration with Greg Esplin and has been adapted from Irvine Welsh’s novel by Harry Gibson.
Trainspotting Live runs from 27 March to 3 June 2018 at The Vaults, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN. Performances (75 minutes) run Tuesdays to Sundays at 7pm, plus Thursdays to Saturdays at 8.45pm and late night at 10.3pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are priced £20 to £35. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
Production shots featuring the 2018 cast at The Vaults.
How much of this speech can you recite? Test yourself!
Choose us. Choose life. Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting on a couch watching mind-numbing and spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing f*ckin junk food intae yir mooth. Choose rotting away, pushing and sh*teing yersel in a home, a total f*ckin embarrassment tae the selfish, f*cked-up brats ye’ve produced. Choose life.