Trainspotting Live

Theatre (immersive, drama)

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  • Venue150 at EICC - The Tunnel
  • 20:15
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: King's Head and In Your Face presented by James Seabright
  • Warnings and additional info: Strictly no readmittance. Strong language, nudity, sexual & drug references, needles, trauma inc domestic violence & lots of mess. May induce claustrophobia. General admission seats are padded benches. Traditional seats are individual chairs with backs.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Acclaimed immersive adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s classic, staged in a unique tunnel beneath Edinburgh’s streets. The audience are literally part of the action, including the notorious ‘worst toilet in Scotland’ scene. Direct from a global tour, this is a ticket to ride you won’t soon forget. Back after four sold-out Fringe seasons, so book early! Choose life. ‘A big fat hit!’ (NME). ‘Best way to experience Trainspotting. I was shocked and I wrote the f*cking thing!’ (Irvine Welsh). ‘Must see for fans of the novel and film’ **** (Telegraph). ‘Will get you laughing and screaming’ (Time Out).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Flat floored access from front door across foyer to lift. flat floored route from lift to end of corridor. Eight steps up to entrance to tunnel. Ramp in to tunnel.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Amy Jordan 50 days ago

Brilliant. I really wasn't sure what to expect. "Immersive" doesn't cut it. I loved this from start to finish. Really hits hard at the rawness and reality of the themes in the book. Funny and gripping all the way through. Amazing. Please go and see.

Abbie 51 days ago

*****

Absolutely brilliant. I was completely invested in the show and actors were fantastic

James 53 days ago

I go every year, this year I went twice, you just have to - it's quintessential Fringe, it's perfect Scotland, it's the reason you're here, just go

Jambo 54 days ago

This is the real Fringe. Stop going to see posh kids doing stand-up or Improv and go and see this for a real immersive experience.

Steve Meiklejohn 56 days ago

Brilliant! Not for the faint hearted, it is a very much live show! One tip if you pay the extra for the “traditional seating” make sure to ask the cast when you enter where to sit as it was a bit unclear, and dark and stroby when we entered!

Karen 63 days ago

Blown away by the fabulous acting, laughs, pathos and 'oh my God' moments in this pacy, immersive performance. One of the most powerful pieces of drama I've seen for a long time. Teenagers (16 and 18) vowed never to touch drugs after this hard-hitting drama. Brilliant stuff. GO and SEE IT!!

hazel 64 days ago

Fantastic must see

Greg 70 days ago

It’s a riot. 90s beats and audience interaction.

If you’re after some of the nuance of the book it might not be your thing, eg when Renton shoots up first at the end of the baby scene. Focus mostly on Renton (superb) and Tommy, with Spud and Second Prize missing and Begbie, sadly seeming superfluous plot wise.

However, overall, a great craic mainly fae the comedy and dance.

Neil Curran 73 days ago

Trainspotting Live.....what an amazing show! Would definitely put it in the top 3 of the things I've seen in the festival over the years, and I've seen lots of shows! A brilliant set of actors (they deservedly got an ovation at the end of the show), and a really clever interpretation of the film. It was hilarious, disgusting and heart wrenching in equal measures, but that's what made it so brilliant. I would go again! Highly recommended!


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The Wee Review (5/5 stars) 51 days ago

Choose life – the famous words penned originally in Irvine Welsh’s debut novel Trainspotting. Released in 1993, the book was adapted to the stage by Harry Gibson only one year later, starring Ewen Bremner in the lead role. It was 1996 when Trainspotting truly exploded in to the consciousness of...

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The Wee Review (5/5 stars) 51 days ago

Choose life – the famous words penned originally in Irvine Welsh’s debut novel Trainspotting. Released in 1993, the book was adapted to the stage by Harry Gibson only one year later, starring Ewen Bremner in the lead role. It was 1996 when Trainspotting truly exploded in to the consciousness of...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 51 days ago

Iconic is not a strong enough word for novelist Irvine Welsh’s generation-defining masterpiece, Trainspotting. His open minded depiction of heroin addiction has stood the test of time but Adam Spreadbury-Maher’s theatrical adaptation is Trainspotting for the twenty-first century and for those of us who missed the hype of the book...

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The Student Newspaper 51 days ago

It is fearless, immersive, swaggering and loud. However many theatre visits you make this year, there will be none quite like this.

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (4/5 stars) 60 days ago

Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose seeing Trainspotting at the Fringe. When your ticket is exchanged for a glow bracelet, you know this show is something different. The show begins its foray in...

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