Trainspotting the Play to run at The Vaults

A new production of Trainspotting will run at The Vaults to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film's release.


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.

Directed by Adam Spreadbury-Maher in collaboration with Greg Esplin, the production is brought to life with humour, poetry and provocatively graphic scenes across 75 intense, immersive minutes against a dynamic soundscape of 80s dance music exploring the stories of a group of friends living through the Edinburgh heroin scene.

The cast for the new production will include Rachael Anderson (June), Chris Dennis (Begbie), Calum Barbour (Mother Superior), Greg Esplin (Tommy), Michael Lockerbie (Sickboy), Erin Marshall (Alison) and Gavin Ross (Renton).

The production will take place in a special performance space within The Vaults’ Smiths Arch that splits the audience of 200 between traditional theatre seats and immersive spaces amongst the action. This transfer marks the first collaboration between the King’s Head Theatre and Seabright Productions.

"Choose us. Choose life. Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting on the couch watching mind-numbing and spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing f*ckin junk food."

Tickets for the production are now on sale. Please note it is suitable for 16+ and contains nudity, very strong language and heavy drug/needle use.

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