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La Voix’s One Night Only – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Drag culture is in flux at the moment. For decades, occasional nights hosting karaoke in gay bars have been the best most acts could hope for: in recent years, though, the ascendancy of TV reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race from cult hit to mainstream phenomenon has seen an influx of American-style drag performance alongside more traditional, British ...

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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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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 – Assembly Underground, Edinburgh

Director:Adam Spreadbury-Maher/Greg Esplin Reviewer: Rachael Hickman Harry Gibson’s 1994 adaptationof Irvine Welsh’s cult novel and equally acclaimed film from Danny Boyle, has been given the rightful respect by In Your Face and King’s Head Theatre, who have been continuously supported by author Welsh who says: “I was shocked, and I wrote the f*cking thing”. Returning to the Fringe after sold ...

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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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