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by Vicky Rae Ellmore (subscribe)
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"Best way to experience Trainspotting" according to Irvine
Cult novel and '90s movie, Trainspotting is also a theatre production; a theatre production that has had sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, a hit UK tour and a critically acclaimed London season. It is also a theatre production that has impressed Irvine Welsh, who wrote the novel. And, it is a theatre production that is coming to Melbourne in March.

Based on Irvine Welsh's novel and adapted by Harry Gibson, the play does not hold back, providing the nudity, coarse language, heavy drug and needle use, and violent and sexual themes and imagery expected of a Trainspotting adaption. Haze effects and strobe lighting are also incorporated to set the sordid scenes.

Transporting you to the Edinburgh heroin scene of the 80s, complete with an all-Scottish cast from In Your Face Theatre, the theatre production is set to be controversial and captivating. It will portray the famous novel, then globally successful film, with immense impact, with the audience literally being part of the show, including the notorious "Worst Toilet in Scotland" scene.

The theatre production will be let loose at fortyfivedownstairs from 22 March 2017 until 13 April as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Tickets to the production, which is strictly only for those aged 16 and up, can be bought here.

With Irvine Welsh himself being 'blown away" by the production and calling it the "best way to experience Trainspotting", fans of the novel, as well as the movie, will not be disappointed, and newcomers to the Trainspotting empire will be wide-eyed and completely hooked to the unyielding in your face action and acting.

Choose captivating controversy. Choose 75 minutes of Scottish accents. Choose Trainspotting Live.
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When: Wednesday 22 March - Thursday 13 April
Where: fortyfivedownstairs
Cost: Preview $55 / Full $69 / Concession $55 / Early Bird $59 (limited availability for performances 24-30 March)
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Sounds like a great show!
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