In anticipation of the film’s sequel, T2, in 2017.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of Irvine Welsh and Danny Boyle’s iconic, generation defining film Trainspotting, based on the novel by Irvine Welsh, adapted by Harry Gibson, is a no-holds-barred immersive theatrical adaptation of the iconic film.
This strictly limited eleven-week transfer follows two sell-out seasons at the King’s Head Theatre for the production, which is directed by the venue’s artistic director Adam Spreadbury-Maher in collaboration with Greg Esplin. 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 across 75 intense, immersive minutes.
A special performance space is being created within The Vaults’ Smiths Arch for the production, with a capacity of just 200 split between immersive general admission where audience members will be seated all around the space amidst the action, and a limited number of traditional theatre seats. This transfer marks the first collaboration between the King’s Head Theatre and Seabright Productions, the Olivier Award winning commercial producers behind shows such as Showstopper! The Improvised Musical and Potted Potter.
The cast are Rachael Anderson (June), Chris Dennis (Begbie), Calum Barbour (Mother Superior), Greg Esplin (Tommy), Michael Lockerbie (Sickboy), Erin Marshall (Alison) and Gavin Ross (Renton).
This production has been hailed as the ‘must see play of the year’ so grab your tickets while you can.
“I was shocked… and I wrote the f*cking thing” – Irvine Welsh
Venue The Vaults, Launcelot Street, London SE1 7AD
Dates: Now until 15th January 2017 (Tue to Sun, no performances 24-26 Dec / 31 Dec)
Ticket Prices: £20 – £35
To further mark the anniversary, twenty tickets at £20 will be available for every performance.
Box Office: TrainspottingLive.com / 020 7183 5942
Running time: 75 minutes – no interval
Warnings: Contains nudity, very strong language, heavy drug/needle use.
Age guidance: 16+