Trainspotting

A critically-acclaimed sell-out at the Citizens Theatre in 2016, Trainspotting comes to King's Theatre in November.

Trainspotting

About Trainspotting

Age: 16+ Scenes of violence, sexual content, drug references and very strong language.

A coarse, intense and hilarious rollercoaster ride through the heroin-hinterlands of Thatcher-era Leith.

In a world where work and opportunities are scarce Renton, Sick Boy, Begbie and Spud rail against the trappings of a successful lifestyle held out of their reach, and seek life through the point of a needle. Published in 1993, Irvine Welsh’s cult novel Trainspotting defined a generation and remains one of the most important, hard-hitting stories of our time.

Gareth Nicholls’ acclaimed production honours both the iconic novel and Danny Boyle’s famous film adaptation, while creating a hard-hitting and poignant theatre show about urban alienation and young lives under pressure.

A critically-acclaimed sell-out at the Citizens Theatre in 2016 - don’t leave it too late to book your tickets!

“And if you want further proof that Trainspotting is one of the great, iconic narratives of the last 25 years, then you should beat a path to the Citizens’ Theatre, where this sharply-timed revival of Harry Gibson’s stage version – emerging just in advance of Trainspotting’s film sequel – is playing to packed houses and standing ovations.” The Scotsman ★★★★★

“Everything a theatre production should be” Broadway World ★★★★★

“Nicholls shows Trainspotting still speaks loudly, scabrously and irreverently about urban alienation and young lives under pressure” The Guardian ★★★★

“The cast of five, led by Lorn Macdonald as Renton…make the material their own.” The Herald ★★★★

“Crackles with a raw new power” The Independent ★★★★

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