A coarse, intense and often hilarious rollercoaster ride through the darkest backstreets of the heroin scene of Thatcher-era Leith.
In a world where work and opportunities are scarce Renton, Sick Boy, Begbie and Spud rail against the trappings of a successful lifestyle held out of their reach, and seek life through the point of a needle. Published in 1993, Trainspotting defined a generation and remains one of the most important, hard-hitting stories of our time.
Before the globally successful film adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting, there was a theatre production at the Citizens that started it all. As the world waits for the film’s sequel, we’re bringing the notorious story back to the stage.
Directed by Main Stage Director in Residence Gareth Nicholls who has also directed productions of Into That Darkness and Blackbird during his residency.