The trainspotting live is a theatre adaption of the movie and novel of the same name. Based on the novel by Irvine Welsh, the play revolves around the lives of heroin addicts and is full of rich black comedy.
Why Watch Trainspotting Live
The reviewers say that the play is absolutely entertaining, and for good reason, Trainspotting live is a highly immersive play that has the cast interacting actively with the audience every step of the way. The show does not shy away from portraying the source material’s use and references of drugs, sex, and violence, meaning that for most people every moment can be quite shocking. In the end, the play leaves you with an unmistakable impression of the cast’s energy as the keep you entertained for every moment that you are in the theatre.
The story is set in Edinburgh around the time of rampant drug abuse and the proliferation of AIDS in the city. The play revolves around heroin addict Mark Renton who is trying to quit his use of heroin, and his friends, Sick Boy and Spud. The story portrays their misadventures as they stumble through one bad idea to the next, such as Renton sleeping with an underage girl, or getting arrested for shoplifting. The story eventually culminates in a high-stakes drug deal, but will everything go as planned?
“Seventy-five of the most intense, funny, and moving minutes of theatre I have ever experienced.” - Box Dust
“Unapologetic, brutal, a masterpiece…. these guys will give Punchdrunk a run for their money.” - LDN Card
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For audience aged 16+ only. Photo ID will be required.
Contains nudity, drug abuse, and themes of a violent and sexual nature.
- Wheelchair accessible
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Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
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