Trainspotting Live (London)
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Trainspotting Live (London)
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Trainspotting Live (London) London Reviews and Tickets

86%
(8 Ratings)
Positive
88%
Mixed
12%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Intense

About the Show

An immersive adaptation of the Oscar-nominated 1996 movie.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (8)

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42 Reviews | 11 Followers
95
Epic, Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you’re a fan of the book/film and/or you love gritty absorbing immersive theatre. This is an intense show.

Don't see it if you’re prudish, don’t like swearing, actors interacting with you. and beware of the splash zone around the toilet…

25 Reviews | 0 Followers
87
Intense, Epic, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Like the book / movie. You can handle visceral, gritty, dark, immersive productions with difficult themes.

Don't see it if You’re squeamish, easily upset Read more

49 Reviews | 1 Follower
82
Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if an assault - but amazingly well done - follows the book rather than the film

Don't see it if easily offended

39 Reviews | 0 Followers
68
Ambitious

See it if You want to experience a visceral theatrical rendering of the well known book/movie

Don't see it if You’re hoping for something groundbreaking

13 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Thought-provoking, Intense, Epic, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Second time I've seen it. This story never gets old.

Don't see it if You don't like immersive shows, nudity and uncomfortable situations. This is not a comedy. It's a difficult shaw to watch but amazing.

10 Reviews | 0 Followers
88
Edgy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want to see an intimate show with a great cast, minimal staging used to maximum effect and well portrayed, very edgy characters

Don't see it if You don't want to interact with the characters and be up close (or sit at the very back)

4 Reviews | 0 Followers
88
Confusing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like the film. The acting felt real. They do a great job of recreating the iconic scenes. Captures the minds of that environment well.

Don't see it if If you don't like having your personal space invaded! Heavy themes and can bit a bit manic at times but it reflects the characters.

1 Review | 0 Followers
84
Intense, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You liked the books and movies

Don't see it if Well..go see it anyway

Critic Reviews (3)

The Stage (UK)
October 21st, 2022

"Harry Gibson’s adaptation retains the hectic, episodic feel of Welsh’s story but trims away key events and at least one major character. "
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Everything Theatre (UK)
October 22nd, 2022

"This show is not going to be to everyone’s taste. It’s probably the most full on, offensive and challenging production you will ever attend. But it is magnificent and it is timely."
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The Guardian (UK)
October 12th, 2022
For a previous production

"It is at turns hilarious and stomach-churning ... you can feel too pummelled to take it all in. But it also gives Welsh’s book the authentic tang of young lives lived on the edge."
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