Trainspotting Live captures the passion and controversy of the generation-defining novel and globally successful film, repackaging them into a full-throttled stage show in which the audience is an integral part of the action, including the notorious "worst toilet in Scotland" scene.
Set against a dynamic soundscape of 1980s 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, with all its highs and lows, while bringing to life the classic novel and globally successful film with humor, poetry, and provocatively graphic staging.
A must-see for avid fans of the movie and for Trainspotting Live virgins, it provides a powerfully entertaining experience you won't soon forget! The 1996 British black comedy film Trainspotting was directed by Danny Boyle, starred Ewan McGregor, and quickly achieved iconic status on both sides of the Atlantic. It was the highest-grossing British film of 1996. A sequel, T2 Trainspotting, was released in 2017, again smashing box office records in the UK.
Note: This show is only recommended for audience members age 16 and over. Trainspotting Live contains nudity, strong language, violence, sexual material, and heavy drug and needle use.