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Trainspotting Live Releases First Photos of Its Off-Broadway Run

The adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel opens July 15 at Roy Arias Stage II.

Andrew Barrett faces the worst toilet in Scotland in Trainspotting Live, now running at Roy Arias Stage II.
(© Travis Emery Hackett)

Trainspotting Live has released new photos of its run at Roy Arias Stage II. Currently in previews, the production is scheduled to open July 15 under the direction of Adam Spreadbury-Maher in collaboration with Greg Esplin.

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Adapted from Irvine Welsh's 1993 novel by Harry Gibson and set against a dynamic soundscape of '80s dance music, Trainspotting Live takes an insightful and brutally honest look at friends Mark Renton, Tommy, Sick Boy, Begbie, and Allison as they live and struggle through the Edinburgh heroin epidemic. This raw and gritty 75-minute stage experience offers a real-life look at the effects of addiction, and all its highs and lows, while bringing to life the classic novel and globally successful film with humor, poetry, and provocatively graphic staging.

The cast features Tariq Malik as Sick Boy, Andrew Barrett as Renton, Tom Chandler as Begbie, Lauren Downie as June, Greg Esplin as Tommy, Pia Hagen as Allison and Oliver Sublet as Mother Superior.

Trainspotting Live recently completed a world tour, and a sold-out run at the Vaults in London. Trainspotting was previously adapted into a feature film directed by Danny Boyle and starring Ewan McGregor.

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