Mar 17 - Apr 11
Monday - Saturday (7:00pm and 9.00pm), Saturday, April 11th matinee (3.00pm), 60 mins
Irvine Welsh’s cult generation-defining novel, then globally successful film, comes back to the London stage, transferring directly from a critically received and sell-out Edinburgh Fringe season. In Your Face Theatre’s punchy, 60 minute production recaptures the passion and controversy of Trainspotting and repackages it into an immersive production that will transform the King’s Head Theatre like you’ve never experienced before.
Trainspotting is the story of Mark Renton and his friends, living through the Edinburgh heroin scene of the 80s. Harry Gibson's original stage adaptation, written before it became the famous blockbuster film, was instantly successful and controversial, and won the Sunday Times Award for Best New Play. For this 21st anniversary production, In Your Face Theatre’s Scottish cast have created a snappy and vibrant affirmation of the power and humour of the piece, which the Glasgow Herald described as “a vital restaging that suggests that a brand new generation might just be en-route to finding their voice.”
This no-holds-barred immersive, in-yer-face theatre production left Irvine Welsh feeling “blown away” – for avid fans this is a must, and if you’ve never read the book or seen the film: this is your ticket to a ride you won’t soon forget.
***** “so compelling, so visceral (…) often hilarious, often heart-breaking (…) universally excellent” (Three Weeks)
“dangerous, exciting, in-yer-face” (British Theatre Guide)
“as relevant now as it was then” (The Stage)