A new London production of Trainspotting will run at The Vaults in Waterloo to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of Irvine Welsh and Danny Boyle’s generation defining film. Running for eleven weeks at the immersive south London venue, the production follows two seasons at the King's Head Theatre, and will run from 3 November 2016 to 5 January 2017, with an official opening on 8 November 2016.
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, and won 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. A punchy, 75 minute production that recaptures the passion and the controversy of the famous novel, then globally successful film, and repackages it into an immersive production.
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.