Trainspotting Live

Trainspotting Live

London's immersive hit stage adaptation of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting lands in New York City.

WARNING: Trainspotting Live contains nudity, very strong language, violence, sexual material, and heavy drug / needle usage and is therefore only recommended for audience members age 16 and over.

(Photos by Travis Emery Hackett)

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Running time: 
1hr 15mins (no intermission)
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About Trainspotting Live:

Set against a dynamic soundscape of 80’s dance music, Trainspotting Live takes an insightful and brutally honest look at friends, Mark Renton, Tommy, Sick Boy, Begbie and Allison as they live and struggle through the Edinburgh heroin epidemic. This raw and gritty 75-minute stage experience, offers a real-life look at the effects of addiction, and all its highs and lows, while bringing to life the classic novel and globally successful film with humor, poetry, and provocatively graphic staging. Drawing strong parallels to the opioid crisis ravaging small towns and cities across America, Welsh’s enduring story and characters exposes the heart of the issue and demonstrates the nondiscriminatory nature of the disease. A beautifully disgusting production that holds nothing back, Trainspotting Live is a must see for avid fans of the film and, for Trainspotting-virgins, it provides a powerfully entertaining experience you won’t soon forget!

Irvine Welsh, adapted by Harry Gibson
Brass Jar Productions and Seabright Productions
Adam Spreadbury-Maher, in collaboration with Greg Esplin
Cast list:
Liam Akpan (as Sick Boy), Andrew Barrett (as Renton), Tom Chandler (as Begpie), Lauren Downie (as June), Josh Goulding (as Tommy), Pia Hagen (as Allison), and Oliver Sublet (as Mother Superior)
Trainspotting Live Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
July 5, 2018
Opening date: 
July 15, 2018
January 19, 2019

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

The Lounge at Roy Arias Stages

711 7th Avenue, 2nd Floor (between 47th & 48th Streets). New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
50th Street Station

Latest Trainspotting Live News & Features

Trainspotting Live
Trainspotting Live announces off-Broadway closing date
January 8, 2019

Trainspotting Live - the immersive stage adaptation of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting - is set to end its off-Broadway premiere engagement at Roy Arias Stages on January 19, 2019. Previews began on July 5, 2018, ahead of an official opening on July 15, and, upon closing, the production will have played a total of 10 previews and 135 regular performances. Adapted for the stage by Harry Gibson, Trainspotting Live is directed by Adam Spreadbury-Maher, in collaboration with Greg Esplin.