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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 

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Fresh from its phenomenal success on a world tour, the smash hit immersive theatre production of Irvine Welsh and Danny Boyle’s iconicgeneration 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.
Choose life.

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).

For full tour information, please visit

Running time: 75 minutes – no interval

Warnings: Contains nudity, very strong language, heavy drug/needle use.

Age guidance: 16+


May 2017     

Tuesday 2nd – Friday 5th                  Weston Super Mare Theatre Orchard

Tuesday 9th – Saturday 13th             London artsdepot

Tuesday 16th – Sunday 21st              Brighton Fringe

Wednesday 24th – Saturday 27th       Belfast mac

June 2017           

Thursday 1st – Saturday 3rd                Lancaster Dukes

Tuesday 6th – Saturday 10th                Salford Quays The Lowry

Tuesday 13th – Saturday 17th              Oxford Old Fire Station

Tuesday 20th – Saturday 24th              Leicester (venue TBC)

Tuesday 27th – Saturday 1st                 Sheffield Leadmill

July 2017

Tuesday 4th – Friday 7th                       Falkirk Town Hall

Tuesday 25th – Saturday 29th               Preston (venue TBC)

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