Inside the Opening Night of Trainspotting Live

Opening Night Photos   Inside the Opening Night of Trainspotting Live
The immersive stage adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s cult novel officially opened Off-Broadway July 15.
Tariq Malik, Lauren Downie, Tom Chandler, Andrew Barrett, Greg Esplin, Pia Hagen, and Oliver Sublet Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Trainspotting Live, an immersive stage adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s critically acclaimed novel and the cult Danny Boyle film, made its Off-Broadway debut in a custom-built performance space at Roy Arias Stages in New York City July 15. The story follows the highs, lows, and outright chaos of the drug scene in Edinburgh in the late 1980s.

Original cast member Greg Esplin, who plays Tommy and who also co-directs, is joined by Tariq Malik as Sick Boy, Andrew Barrett as Renton, Tom Chandler as Begbie, Lauren Downie as June, Greg Esplin as Tommy, Pia Hagan as Allison, and Oliver Sublet as Mother Superior.

Flip through photos of opening night below:

Trainspotting Live is directed by Adam Spreadbury-Maher, the artistic director of King’s Head Theatre in London, in collaboration with Esplin.

Trainspotting was published in 1993 and adapted into a critically acclaimed, Oscar-nominated film by Boyle in 1996.

The show is produced Off-Broadway by Brass Jar Productions (Drunk Shakespeare) and Olivier Award-winning producer James Seabright. Performances will be at 777 8th Avenue, also home to Drunk Shakespeare. Tickets are now on sale at

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