Tracy Ryan’s critically acclaimed production of Trainspotting returns. Now teamed up with Reality:Check Productions, we present a bigger, better, never before seen version of Trainspotting.
The generation defining novel is brilliantly adapted for the stage and tells the story of heroin addict Mark Renton, as he stumbles through bad ideas and sobriety attempts with his unreliable friends Tommy, Sickboy, Begbie and Alison.
“Life’s boring and futile. Wi start oaf wi high hopes, n then we bottle it. We realise we’re all gaunny die withoot finding out the big answers. Basically, we live a short, disappointing life, and then we die. We fill oor lives wi shite, things like careers and relationships, tae delude oorselves that it isnae totally pointless. Smack’s an honest drug, because it strips away the delsuions. Wi smack, whin ye feel good, ye feel immortal. Whin ye feel bad – ye see the misery o the world as it really is. Real life…”
1st-13th February at 7.30pm in The Boys’ School
Written by Irvine Welsh (Adapted for stage by Harry Gibson)
Directed by Tracy Ryan
Producer: Andy Carberry
Lighting Designer: Brian Murray
Costume by Rebekka Duffy
Starring Shane O’Regan, Lorcan Strain, Fionn Foely and Meg Healy
From the Press:
“This production gives great life to the stories and pumps them with energy … Shane O’Regan takes centre stage as Mark Renton (Rent Boy) and his performance is electric and reason to see the production alone.” – No More Workhorse
“There is a brilliant central performance by Shane O’Regan as Mark that is fascinating to watch, as he moves through the different, disturbing, palette of his character, around which all others revolve … a dark, disturbing work … visceral and energetic with a great revelatory performance from O’Regan” – Alan Foran, Red Curtain Review
“Shane O’Regan (Mark Renton) and Lorcan Strain (Tommy/Sick Boy) steal the show with their nimble knife-flick switches between characters and emotions.” – Le Cool Magazine