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TRAINSPOTTING LIVE based on the novel by Irvine Welsh, adapted by Harry Gibson

22 - 22 March
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until 11 April, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 13 April, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until 8 April, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until 8 April, 2017

Presented by Andrew Kay and Associates –
a Kings Head and In Your Face production

22 March – 13 April 2017
preview: Wednesday 22 March 7.30pm
opening night: Thursday 23 March 8pm
duration: 75 minutes
Tuesday 7.30pm
Wednesday – Friday 8pm (excluding preview)
Saturday 7.30pm & 9.30pm
ticket price: $34 – $45
strictly for ages 16+
03 9662 9966

book online

★★★★ if Trainspotting Live was any more live it might open its jaws and swallow the audience whole The Age

Following sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015 and 2016, a hit UK tour and critically acclaimed London season, this no-holds-barred, in-yer-face theatre production that left Irvine Welsh ‘blown away’ is coming to Melbourne.

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, winning 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 punchy, 75-minute production recaptures the passion and 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.

Trainspotting Live is a must-see for fans … and if you’ve never read the book or seen the film, it’s is a ticket to ride you won’t soon forget!

★★★★½ …a truly immersive experience’ Australian Book Review

‘The level of energy and comedy and aggression and pain required from this remarkable cast is almost beyond belief.’ Stage Whispers

‘Is it too early to claim that this is just about the pick of the Fringe? Maybe, but if it is then f***ing sue me’ Adelaide Review

WARNING: this production contains nudity, coarse language, violent and sexual themes and imagery, heavy drug / needle use, haze effects, strobe lighting and simulated smoking.




Directors – Adam Spreadbury-Maher and Greg Esplin

Playwright – Harry Gibson
Based on the novel by Irvine Welsh

Lighting Designer – Clancy Flynn

Sound Designer – Tom Lishman

Original Producers – Kings Head Theatre and In Your Face Theatre

UK Producer – Seabright Productions



Rachael Anderson

Calum Barbour

Chris Dennis

Greg Esplin

Michael Lockerbie

Erin Marshall

Gavin Ross

Ticket Prices:

Preview: $30,
Tuesday performances:
Wednesday & Thursday performances: $39,
Friday & Saturday performances: $45 (except for Friday 24 March and Saturday 25 March, $39)



There are currently no concession ticket prices for this production


22 March, 2017
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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03 9662 9966
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