Read Reviews for Trainspotting Live Off-Broadway

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The immersive stage adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s cult novel officially opened July 15.
Greg Esplin Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Trainspotting Live celebrated its Off-Broadway debut at Roy Arias Stages July 15. Staged in a custom-built space, the immersive adaptation follows the highs, lows, and outright chaos of the drug scene in Edinburgh in the late 1980s.

The piece is adapted from Irvine Welsh’s acclaimed novel and the celebrated Danny Boyle film. The show, which debuted in London, is directed by Adam Spreadbury-Maher (the artistic director of King’s Head Theatre) in collaboration with original cast member Greg Esplin.

Joining Esplin, who returns as Tommy, are 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.

Read reviews for Trainspotting Live below. Check back for updates.

The New York Times (Laura Collins-Hughes)

Time Out (Regina Robbins)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Trainspotting was published in 1993 and adapted into an 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 began July 5 at 777 8th Avenue, also home to Drunk Shakespeare. Tickets are now on sale at

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