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Trainspotting Live – The Vaults, London

Writer: Irvine Walsh Adaptor: Harry Gibson Director: Adam Spreadbury-Maher & Greg Esplin Reviewer: Tom Finch It’s customary for reviewers to quote a line or two from a production to give a feel for what the audience can expect, however, in this case there isn’t a single line that can be printed in full. Trainspotting is, to put it lightly, extreme. ...

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Strangers In Between – Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Writer: Tommy Murphy Director: Adam Spreadbury-Maher Reviewer: David Guest Growing pains and relationships are explored in the warm-hearted Strangers in Between, a coming of age drama set in Australia that tugs the heartstrings as well as constantly jolting the funny bone. The production’s reputation precedes it, journeying as it does from its first outing a couple of years ago at ...

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Trainspotting Live – Curve, Leicester

Writer: Irvine Welsh Adaptor: Harry Gibson Director: Adam Spreadbury-Maher and Greg Esplin Reviewer: David Robinson The advance promotion promises a punchy and immersive evening. This In Your Face Theatre production certainly doesn’t disappoint on those two scores, far from it. Directors Adam Spreadbury-Maher and Greg Esplin almost insist from the first incredibly loud moment that there are no passengers in ...

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Trainspotting Live – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Irvine Welsh Adaptor: Harry Gibson Director: Adam Spreadsbury-Maher and Greg Esplin Reviewer: Andrea Allen Calling all future audiences of Trainspotting Live, heed this advice, when walking into the theatre sit well clear of the “worst toilet in Scotland”. In Your Face Theatre are combusting across the UK with this loud, visceral, gloriously intrusive and gut-wrenchingly gross production. You’re going ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Trainspotting Live – Sweet King Alfred’s

Writer: Irvine Welsh Adaptor: Harry Gibson Director: Adam Spreadbury-Maher with Greg Esplin Reviewer: Sophie Huggins Met with the immediate scent of sweat, the sound of heavy trance and the feel of no sleep, this show is set to immerse all of your senses in a heartbeat. This is Trainspotting Live at its finest and even before it begins there is ...

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Trainspotting – Loco Klub, Bristol

Writer: Irvine Welsh (Adapted by Harry Gibson) Directed by: Adam Spredbury-Maher and Greg Esplin Reviewer: Kris Hallett The term 'In-Yer-Face theatre' burst on to the scene in the mid-90s like a screaming child, begging for the world to take notice: a mixture of graphic violence, explicit sex and uncompromising subject matter from the keyboards of some of the generations brightest ...

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Trainspotting – Kings Head Theatre, London

Writer: Irvine Welsh Adapted for stage by: Harry Gibson Directors: Greg Esplin, Adam Spreadbury-Maher Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty   Glow sticks? Yes please. Not that there’s really a choice here. Walking into a room already filled with dry-ice, heavy bass and pilled-out ravers is the kind of thing that makes you really want a glow stick anyway. After the performance has ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Trainspotting’s Adam Spreadbury-Maher

A new, immersive production of Trainspotting opens at London’s King's Head Theatre this week to launch a new programme at the venue. Co-Director and Kings Head Artistic DirectorAdam Spreadbury-Maherspoke to Glen Pearce about the production and what audiences can expect in the coming months at the King's Head. How is the production going? Really well. I went up to spend ...

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