James Seabright presents the King’s Head Theatre and In Your Face production of
Based on the novel by Irvine Welsh, adapted by Harry Gibson
Directed by Adam Spreadbury-Maher and Greg Esplin
2017 UK tour
Fresh from its phenomenal success on a world tour, the smash hit immersive theatre production of Irvine Welsh and Danny Boyle’s iconic, generation defining Trainspottingtours the UK from May 2017, following a major tour in Australia.
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 fuckin junk food intae yir mooth. Choose rotting away, pushing and shiteing yersel in a home, a total fuckin embarrassment tae the selfish, fucked-up brats ye’ve produced.
The production captures the passion and the controversy of the famous novel, then globally successful film, and repackages it into a no-holds barred immersive show – the audience are literally part of the action, including the notorious “Worst Toilet in Scotland” scene.
“I was shocked… and I wrote the f*cking thing” – Irvine Welsh
In Your Face Theatre’s Scottish cast have created a snappy and vibrant affirmation of the power and humour of the piece.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.
Directed by Kings Head Theatre artistic director Adam Spreadbury-Maher in collaboration with Greg Esplin – the tour follows an eleven-week run at the Vaults and two sold-out seasons at the King’s Head Theatre.
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).
Running time: 75 minutes – no interval
Warnings: Contains nudity, very strong language, heavy drug/needle use.
Age guidance: 16+
2017 TOUR SCHEDULE
Tuesday 2nd – Friday 5th Weston Super Mare Theatre Orchard thetheatreorchard.org.uk
Tuesday 9th – Saturday 13th London artsdepot artsdepot.co.uk
Tuesday 16th – Sunday 21st Brighton Fringe brightonfringe.org
Wednesday 24th – Saturday 27th Belfast mac themaclive.com
Thursday 1st – Saturday 3rd Lancaster Dukes dukes-lancaster.org
Tuesday 6th – Saturday 10th Salford Quays The Lowry thelowry.com
Tuesday 13th – Saturday 17th Oxford Old Fire Station oldfirestation.org.uk
Tuesday 20th – Saturday 24th Leicester (venue TBC)
Tuesday 27th – Saturday 1st Sheffield Leadmill leadmill.co.uk
Tuesday 4th – Friday 7th Falkirk Town Hall falkirkcommunitytrust.org
Tuesday 25th – Saturday 29th Preston (venue TBC)