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Trainspotting Live

based on a novel by Irvine Welsh, adapted by Harry Gibson

Presented by Presented by Andrew Kay and Associates - a Kings Head & In Your Face Theatre Production

Choose Life.

A pumping rave. A no-holds-barred, action-driven story of Mark Renton and his friends, living through the Edinburgh heroin scene of the ‘80s. Recapture the passion and the controversy of Irvine Welsh’s famous novel and then globally successful film in this all-new immersive production where the audience are literally part of the show, including the notorious “Worst Toilet in Scotland” scene.

This award-winning 21st anniversary production performed by In Your Face Theatre’s Scottish cast affirms the power and humour of this piece which left Welsh himself “blown away”. For avid fans this is a must-see and for Trainspotting virgins this is one you won’t forget!


I was shocked and I wrote the f*cking thing!

Irvine Welsh

Powerful, painful, hilariously foul-mouthed and sometimes terrifying.

Adelaide Review

Horrific, disgusting, highly visceral and probably downright offensive show – but that’s what makes it so damn good…

Views From the Gods

will either leave you feeling queasy or utterly enthralled. ★★★★½

Adelaide Now

An off the rails, porcelain bus ride. ★★★★½

Limelight Magazine

More Info

Directed by Adam Spreadbury-Maher and Greg Esplin
Playwright Harry Gibson
Lighting Design by Clancy Flynn
Sound Design by Tom Lishman
Original Producers King’s Head Theatre and In Your Face Theatre
UK Producer Seabright Productions
Cast Rachael Anderson, Calum Barbour, Chris Dennis, Greg Esplin, Michael Lockerbie, Erin Marshall and Gavin Ross


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.