based on the novel by Irvine Welsh, adapted by Harry Gibson
Presented by Andrew Kay and Associates –
a Kings Head and In Your Face production
22 March – 13 April 2017
preview: Wednesday 22 March 7.30pm
opening night: Thursday 23 March (6pm + 8pm)
Following sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015 and 2016, a hit UK tour and critically acclaimed London season, this no-holds-barred, in-yer-face theatre production that left Irvine Welsh ‘blown away’ is coming to Melbourne.
Trainspotting is the story of Mark Renton and his friends, living through the Edinburgh heroin scene of the 80s. Harry Gibson’s original stage adaptation, written before it became the famous blockbuster film, was instantly successful and controversial, winning the Sunday Times Award for Best New Play. For this 21st anniversary production, In Your Face Theatre’s Scottish cast have created a snappy and vibrant affirmation of the power and humour of the piece.
This punchy, 75-minute production recaptures the passion and controversy of the famous novel, then globally successful film, and repackages it into an immersive production – the audience are literally part of the show, including the notorious “Worst Toilet in Scotland” scene.
Trainspotting Live is a must-see for fans … and if you’ve never read the book or seen the film, it’s is a ticket to ride you won’t soon forget!
‘a truly captivating piece of theatre’ Theatre Guide
‘★★★★½ An off the rails, porcelain bus ride’ Limelight Magazine
‘powerful, painful, hilariously foul-mouthed and sometimes terrifying’ Adelaide Review
‘Is it too early to claim that this is just about the pick of the Fringe? Maybe, but if it is then f***ing sue me’ Adelaide Review
WARNING: this production contains nudity, coarse language, violent and sexual themes and imagery, heavy drug / needle use, haze effects, strobe lighting and simulated smoking.
PLEASE NOTE: ENTRANCE TO THE THEATRE WILL BE VIA OUR STAGE DOOR ON SPARK LANE, OFF FLINDERS STREET
duration: 75 minutes
Wednesday – Friday 8pm (excluding preview)
Saturday 7.30pm & 9.30pm
ticket price: $55 – $69
strictly for ages 16+
03 9662 9966
ENTRANCE TO THEATRE FOR THIS PRODUCTION
VIA SPARK LANE
★★★★½ will either leave you feeling queasy or utterly enthralled Adelaide Now
Date | Time
From: To Time: Tuesday – Friday 11am to 5pm Saturday 12pm to 4pm