Choose life, choose a job, choose Trainspotting on stage this spring

MOST people would be familiar with the 1996 film Trainspotting  – and Blak Yak Theatre is bringing the stage version to Subiaco this September.

Both based on the novel by Irvine Welsh, it’s a broody yet humorous tale of a group of heroin addicts in Edinburgh and how the drug culture takes over their lives.

Director Dannielle Ashton said she chose to bring Trainspotting to life as a piece of theatre because of the many issues it deals with, not normally experienced by people in everyday life.

“The play is a mix of hilarious and tender moments,” she said. “The script is cleverly written to take the audience on a journey of laughs, as well as tears.

“The cast are extremely talented and portray several characters of diversity, which will leave the audience hating and loving them at the same time.”

Ashton has been involved in theatre for the past 20 years, most recently directing A Streetcar Named Desire at the Old Mill Theatre, after scoring the 2008 DramaFest Best Overall Production Award for The Return and Best Production Award for co-directing A One Night Stand-Off with Martin Lindsay at the 2008 South West Drama Festival.

Her production of The Sum of Us at the Old Mill Theatre earned her a best director nomination at the 2008 Finley Awards and was also named runner-up best play of the year.

Trainspotting plays at.8pm on September 10, 11 and 12 at the Subiaco Arts Centre’s Studio. Tickets are $15 – book throughBOCS on 9484 1133.

Also joining Trainspotting on the 10, 11 September will be Arena Arts Entertainment’s Unattainable, written and directed by Jess Messenger.

Irvine Welsh Adapted By Harry Gibson

Dannielle Ashton


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