This punchy, 75 minute production strives to recapture the passion and the controversy of the famous novel, then globally successful film, and repackage it into an immersive production. More…
'Trainspotting Live' tells the story of Mark Renton and his friends, living through the Edinburgh heroin scene of the 80s. For this 21st anniversary production, In Your Face Theatre’s Scottish cast have created a snappy and vibrant affirmation of the power and humor of the piece. 'Trainspotting' was published in 1993 and adapted into a critically acclaimed, Oscar-nominated film by Danny Boyle in 1996.
'Trainspotting Live' features adult content and is only appropriate for ages 16 and up.
See it if You liked the movie. If you like immersive theatre-this is very good. INTENSE and may make you feel off center. Believe posted warnings!!!
Don't see it if You are offended by anything because they go EVERYWHERE! It’s loud...very loud and crude and rude and disgusting and I loved it.
See it if You adore the movie. Only reason to see it. Missable otherwise.
Don't see it if I love immersive and this was weak. Plus it was a sauna in the theater and made you want to escape.
See it if you're looking for a unique theatrical experience or love immersive theatre. The performances are intense.
Don't see it if you're turned off by simulated drug use or sex, nudity, thick accents, or audience involvement. The plot is thin, but this isn't about plot.
See it if Immersive true-to-film adaptation of drug-fueled material w/ anti-excess message resolve. Audience is locked in young world of excess.
Don't see it if Trapped! Chaos at box office to seating to rave and cramped thatre. Humilate us as much as possible w/o limits. Needles, nudity, scat. Scat!
See it if if you are a fan of the movie/book. You want to get an idea of what being an addict feels like; you can overlook the shock value of the show
Don't see it if if you are offended by any of the long list of "contains" listed in the show's corridor. Not for conservative older adults. Too realistic.
See it if You like theater that thinks WAY outside the box and you want something where you are IN IT. If you know the book/movie, this is worth it.
Don't see it if You can't deal with heavy accents or being talked to/sat on/manhandled. If you don't know the story, their heavy accents will make this hard
See it if You like interactive and unusual experiences, if you like night-clubs and prefer shock value to a well developed story line.
Don't see it if You do not like loud music, are bothered by strobe lights or are sensitive to nudity, gross scenes or extreme drug use.
See it if you're a fan of the source material or are looking for something outside of the traditional theatrical fare.
Don't see it if you, like myself, don't handle up-close-and-personal immersive theatre well. They sat me next to a toilet and I was like, NOPE.
See it if you are a fan of the book/movie & know what to expect; if you like immersive theater & don't mind the possibility of being touched & mocked.
Don't see it if you have trouble understanding heavy accents: if you don't want to be part of the action: if you are a sensitive soul.
See it if you liked the movie or want to see quite an intense show that breaks all the walls.
Don't see it if you hated the movie. The show is full of bad language, simulated drug use, violence. The accents may be hard to understand.
See it if Only if a fan of the film as many audience members were.
Don't see it if No story - just separate vignettes about a bunch of people we never care about. In your face for no reason than to just be in your face.
See it if Choose Life. Truly immersive and engaging. In your face Theater.
Don't see it if If you cannot handle the perverse, blunt, raw ... in your face theater
See it if You like over the top, really gross theater. While not my kind of theater, it was funny & the actors were great
Don't see it if You re not interested in a graphic, gross show about drug addiction
See it if you like the book and/or movie and if you can stomach interactive theater.
Don't see it if audience involvement, sex, needles, drugs or any other of the trigger warnings bother you.
See it if If you are a fan of the movie ( if not see it before you go— it will help you understand what happening in all the chaos and heavy accents)
Don't see it if If you have a delicate constitution. See below...
See it if you want to see some immersive theater about drug addicts and what the endure both positively and mostly negatively. It tugs at your heart!
Don't see it if if you are scared of audience participation, and like only fluffy entertainment.
See it if you KNOW what the story is all about and do not mind having that action all around you
Don't see it if you do not like immersive theater experience with actors touching you, being close and interact with you in inappropriate ways
See it if you loved the movie, the story, the soundtrack and you want to live it in an immersive way.
Don't see it if you are sensitive to strong topics like drug use, nudity or bodily fluids.
See it if U are interested in the life style of Trainspotters & enjoyed the movie You like audience participation & bodily fluids tossed on you. Wow
Don't see it if You are awkward with full frontal nudity, male & female. Not able to understand Scottish accent Detest hearing the Fword + much worse
See it if you've got a working knowledge of the original film/novel, like it, & want to see a creative, immersive, albeit very abbreviated adaptation.
Don't see it if you're at all prudish or squeamish. There's a lot of nudity, foul language & bodily fluids coming at you. Literally.
See it if you like shows where the audience is engaged in the action on the stage and you're good with adult themes, humor, and nudity.
Don't see it if you have a weak stomach or if you're bothered by loud music and flashing/strobe lights - or if you're easily grossed out.
See it if you loved the movie and/or novel, and want to see a bold and admirable attempt to adapt it for the stage.
Don't see it if you did not enjoy the novel and/or movie, do not like immersive theatre, or are uncomfortable with heavy drug use, sex, and nudity.
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