Trainspotting Live, an immersive stage adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s critically acclaimed novel and the subsequent film, will debut Off-Broadway this summer following runs around the world. Adapted by Harry Gibson, the production captures the passion and controversy of Trainspotting while inviting the audience to be a part of the action.
Directed by Adam Spreadbury-Maher, the artistic director of King’s Head Theatre in London, in collaboration with Greg Esplin (who will also appear in the U.S. production), Trainspotting Live will open in a custom-built immersive performance space at Roy Arias Stages
Performances will begin July 5 ahead of a July 15 opening. The complete Off-Broadway cast will be announced at a later date.
Trainspotting follows the highs, lows, excitement, and outright chaos of the drug scene in Edinburgh in the late 1980s. The novel was published in 1993 and adapted into a critically acclaimed, Oscar-nominated film by Danny Boyle in 1996.
Trainspotting Live is currently playing in London. The show will be produced Off-Broadway by Brass Jar Productions (Drunk Shakespeare) and Olivier Award-winning producer James Seabright. Performances will be at 777th 8th Avenue, also home to Drunk Shakespeare. Tickets are now on sale at TrainspottingNYC.com.