Tue 9 May - Sat 13 May


Choose life. Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting on a couch watching mind-numbing and spirit-crushing game shows... Choose life.

This punchy production recaptures the passion and controversy of the famous novel and 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 is the story of Mark Renton and his friends, living through the Edinburgh heroin scene of the 80s. Harry Gibson’s original stage adaptation 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 is a no-holds-barred immersive, in-yer-face theatre production: this is your ticket to a ride you won’t soon forget.

James Seabright presents the King’s Head Theatre and In Your Face Theatre production of Trainspotting. By Irvine Welsh, adapted by Harry Gibson and directed by Adam Spreadbury-Maher with Greg Esplin.


Venue: Pentland Theatre

"Fresh, funny, grim and glorious" ★★★★ Londonist

"I was shocked and I wrote the f**cking thing!" Irvine Welsh

"Seventy-five of the most intense, funny, and moving minutes of theatre I have ever experienced" ★★★★★ Box Dust

"Unapologetic, brutal, a masterpiece…. these guys will give Punchdrunk a run for their money." ★★★★★ Remotegoat

Strictly 16+ (Contains nudity, very strong language, scenes of a violent & sexual nature, hard drug taking, strobe lighting and loud music)
Running Time: 75mins (No interval)
Group Discount: Buy 10 tickets, save 10%

Booking Info

£18 / £15 conc

Strictly 16+

Contains nudity, very strong language, scenes of a violent and sexual nature, heavy drug / needle use, strobe lighting and loud music.

  • Tue 9 May 20177.30pmBook
  • Wed 10 May 20177.30pmBook
  • Thu 11 May 20177.00pmBook
  • Thu 11 May 20178.45pmBook
  • Fri 12 May 20177.00pmBook
  • Fri 12 May 20178.45pmBook
  • Sat 13 May 20177.00pmBook
  • Sat 13 May 20178.45pmBook

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