Renton
Choose your future; choose life.
Tommy
Ah’ve goat the bevvyin under control, just pints, nae nips
Mother superior
We called him “Mother Superior” on account of the length of his habit.

Laura
Ah want you to take ma erse virginity.
Sick Boy
What wir waiting fir is another fuckin fix, a trip to see the Mother Superior

 

The Show

Based on the novel by
Irvine Welsh

Adapted by
Harry Gibson

Duration
75 minutes

Suitable for
Ages 16+

WARNING:
• Nudity
• Very strong language
• Violent & sexual nature
• Heavy drug/needle use

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This punchy, 75 minute production recaptures the passion and the 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.

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.

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.

This no-holds-barred immersive, in-yer-face theatre production left Irvine Welsh feeling “blown away” – for avid fans this is a must, and if you’ve never read the book or seen the film: this is your ticket to a ride you won’t soon forget.

★★★★★
Seventy-five of the most intense, funny, and moving minutes of theatre I have ever experienced.
Box Dust
★★★★★
The best piece of theatre I have ever seen.
LDN Card
★★★★★
Unapologetic, brutal, a masterpiece.... these guys will give Punchdrunk a run for their money.
Remotegoat
★★★★★
Do not miss this hidden gem.
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Reviews

  • ★★★★★ Seventy-five of the most intense, funny, and moving minutes of theatre I have ever experienced. Box Dust
  • ★★★★★ The best piece of theatre I have ever seen. LDN Card
  • ★★★★★ Unapologetic, brutal production, a masterpiece....these guys will give Punchdrunk a run for their money.Remotegoat
  • ★★★★★ Do not miss this hidden gem. Plays To See
  • ★★★★★ Horrific, disgusting, highly visceral and probably downright offensive show - but that’s what makes it so damn good... Views From the Gods
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