An Immersive Performance Of Trainspotting Is Coming To Manchester’s Mayfield

Laura O'Neill Laura O'Neill

An Immersive Performance Of Trainspotting Is Coming To Manchester’s Mayfield

And it comes with a health warning.

“Choose us. Choose life. Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting on a couch watching mind-numbing and spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing junk food intae yir mooth. Choose rotting away, piushing yersel in a home, a total embarrassment tae the selfish, brats ye’ve produced.”

Between April 16 and 21 this punchy 75-minute production promises to recapture passion and the controversy of the famous novel, then globally successful film, and repackage it into an immersive production where the audience will literally be part of the show. Including the notorious “Worst Toilet in Scotland” scene.

The story follows Mark Renton and his friends, living through the Edinburgh heroin scene of the 80s. Harry Gibson’s original stage adaptation, written before it became the famous blockbuster film, was instantly both successful and controversial and won the Sunday Times Award for Best New Play.

For this 21st-anniversary production, In Your Face Theatre’s Scottish cast has created a snappy no-holds-barred immersive, in-yer-face theatre production that left Irvine Welsh feeling ‘blown away.’ This – for avid fans this is a must, and if you’ve never read the book or seen the film: this is your ticket to a ride you won’t soon forget.

Tickets are priced £14 instead of from £19.25 as part of an exclusive Fever promotion. Get yours here.

WARNING: This immersive production contains nudity, strong language, sex, violence, drug/needle use, and lots of mess. May induce claustrophobia.

Also published on Medium.