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: The Gorbals Vampire at Citizens Theatre
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Review: The Gorbals Vampire at Citizens Theatre

Published by Glasgowist. Armed to the teeth with bats, pots, pans, sticks, and even whisks as makeshift chibs, hundreds of Gorbals kids take to the gothic Southern Necropolis to have a square-go with the beast plaguing their town and eating their classmates in Johnny McKnight’s new play, The Gorbals Vampire. With a moody and atmospheric … 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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Theatre Review: Beckett’s Endgame at Citizens Theatre, Glasgow
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Theatre Review: Beckett’s Endgame at Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Published by the Strathclyde Telegraph. ‘There’s something dripping in my head. A heart. A heart in my head.’ The stage for the opening night of Endgame at Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre is set with muted, washed out hues – mirroring the colour gradually draining from the play’s enigmatic characters. And looking down at the stage, its … Continue reading

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