Interview: Greg Esplin, Co-Director of Trainspotting Live
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Interview: Greg Esplin, Co-Director of Trainspotting Live

Published by Glasgowist. In 1993, Irvine Welsh’s ground-breaking debut novel Trainspotting was released. The book disgusted some, infuriated others, and kickstarted a phenomenon which is now a beloved franchise. Now, over twenty years later, the story of Rents, Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie is still being picked up by every generation and reincarnated into new, … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Trainspotting Live at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
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Theatre Review: Trainspotting Live at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Published by Glasgowist. Scurrying into what feels like a dark train tunnel buried underneath the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, wearing fluorescent wristbands as admission, the nervous excitement and eager anticipation in the room is palpable. Based on the 1993 novel by Irvine Welsh and adapted for stage by Harry Gibson, the audience brace themselves for … Continue reading

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Review: American Idiot at The Kings Theatre, Edinburgh
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Review: American Idiot at The Kings Theatre, Edinburgh

Published by Glasgowist. Following Green Day’s highly anticipated Glasgow gig being spectacularly cancelled last week, merely hours before show time, a youth theatre group are seeking to revive the spirits of Scottish Green Day fans. Shoogly Peg Productions showcase their adaptation of the 2009 Broadway musical American Idiot over two nights in Edinburgh’s impressive King’s … Continue reading

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Review: T2 Trainspotting
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Review: T2 Trainspotting

Published by Glasgowist. Trainspotting is the film of the 1990s, the film of a generation. A phenomenon that perfectly captured a decade in time, making the world laugh, cry, cringe, and recoil in horror, disgust, and delight. Mark Renton, Simon ‘Sick Boy’ Williamson, Danny ‘Spud’ Murphy, and Francis ‘Franco’ Begbie are characters almost every Scot … Continue reading

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News: Strathclyde Concert Band Wins Platinum Award
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News: Strathclyde Concert Band Wins Platinum Award

Published by the Strathclyde Telegraph. The University of Strathclyde concert band have won their first platinum award at the Autumn Regionals of the National Concert Band Festival in Edinburgh. Having previously won a gold award, the Strathclyde University Concert Band will now attend the National Finals in Warwick on 8-9 April next year to compete … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Trainspotting at Citizens Theatre
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Theatre Review: Trainspotting at Citizens Theatre

Published by Glasgowist. More than two decades after the original stage play of Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting was performed at Citizens Theatre in 1994, Harry Gibson’s theatrical adaptation returned on Friday. Directed by main stage director-in-residence Gareth Nicholls, this incarnation of what is arguably Scotland’s biggest cult followed story burst onto the stage with a fresh … Continue reading

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Preview: Trainspotting at Citizens Theatre, Glasgow
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Preview: Trainspotting at Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Published by Glasgowist. With the highly anticipated release of Trainspotting 2, expected to arrive at cinemas in February 2017, Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre is revisiting the original Trainspotting stage production, adapted from Irvine Welsh’s 1993 novel. Twenty two years after the first theatrical production of the story that defined Scotland’s 80s heroin epidemic for the 90s … Continue reading

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