Irvine Welsh's ‘Trainspotting’ to play at Riverside Studios

'Trainspotting' is set in late 1980s Edinburgh.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Choose your future. Choose life. Choose Trainspotting at Riverside Studios. As part of a nationwide tour, Trainspotting plays for three weeks at Riverside Studios, with performances from 18 October to 6 November. Book Trainspotting tickets on London Theatre.

Set in late-1980s Scotland, Trainspotting follows Mark Renton and his close friends as they navigate a drug-fuelled adolescence in Edinburgh. Told over 75 minutes, Trainspotting is now an immersive production.

The Trainspotting cast includes Andrew Barrett as Renton, Greg Esplin as Tommy, Olivier Sublet as Mother Superior and Begbie, Lauren Downie as June and Allison, Michael Lockerbie as Sick Boy, Kyle Matson, Olivia Caw, and Toby Holloway.

Adam Spreadbury Maher directs Trainspotting, with lighting design by Clancy Flynn and sound design by Tom Lishman.

Riverside Studios is currently home to many shows: a musical adaptation of Saving Grace featuring music by KT Tunstall will open in November, and CAGES plays to January 2023. Book CAGES tickets on London Theatre.

Book Trainspotting tickets on London Theatre.

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Trainspotting is at Riverside Studios.

Photo credit: Trainspotting (Photo courtesy of production)

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