Trainspotting Live

Trainspotting Live Tickets

Riverside Studios, London
Booking to 6 November 2022
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Trainspotting Live comes to the Riverside Studios as a thrilling immersive experience.

Strictly limited 3-week London season as part of the national tour.

This punchy, immersive production of Trainspotting recaptures the passion and controversy of the famous novel and globally successful film, to create a compelling and unforgettable live experience – including the notorious “Worst Toilet in Scotland” scene.

Harry Gibson’s original stage adaptation was instantly successful and controversial and won the Sunday Times Award for Best New Play. For their acclaimed revival, which has been seen in London, New York, and across five sell-outs Edinburgh Fringe seasons, Scottish company In Your Face Theatre’s cast have created a snappy and vibrant affirmation of the power and humour of the piece.

This is a no-holds-barred, ticket to a ride you won’t soon forget. Choose life!

Trainspotting Live is booking until 6 November 2022 at Riverside Studios.

What’s the story of Trainspotting?

Trainspotting is the story of Mark Renton and his friends, living through the Edinburgh heroin scene of the 80s.

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 f*ckin junk food intae yir mooth. Choose rotting away, pushing and sh*teing yersel in a home, a total f*ckin embarrassment tae the selfish, f*cked-up brats ye’ve produced. Choose life.

Who’s in the cast of Trainspotting?

The cast includes Andrew Barrett as Renton; Greg Esplin as Tommy & Co-Director; Olivier Sublet as Mother Superior, Begbie & Fight Coordinator;
Lauren Downie as June & Allison; Michael Lockerbie as Sick Boy & Ensemble; Kyle Matson as Rave Participant & Understudy; Olivia Caw as Rave Participant & Understudy; and Toby Holloway as Rave Participant & Understudy

The creative team of Trainspotting

Trainspotting Live, based on the novel by Irvine Welsh, is adapted by Harry Gibson with direction by Adam Spreadbury-Maher, and associate direction by Adam Anderson. Lighting is by Clancy Flynn, with Sound by Tom Lishman.

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Reviews of Trainspotting Live

‘A must-see for fans of the novel and film alike.’ ★★★★ Daily Telegraph
‘Fresh, funny, grim and glorious.’ ★★★★ Londonist
‘Darkly brilliant, re-injecting fresh energy.’ ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
‘The best way to experience Trainspotting.’ Irvine Welsh

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 6 November 2022
Running time
75 minutes (no interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


Important Notes

Seating within the performance space is unallocated


Venue Information

Riverside Studios, 101 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9BN
Nearest Tube or Train: Hammersmith Broadway
Nearest Buses: 9, 9a,10, 11, 27, 33, 72, 91, 220, 283 and 295
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Ticket Information

Official London Theatre tickets for  Trainspotting Live at the Riverside Studios, London

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