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Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre Company, 16 Northwold Rd, London, N16 7HR
t: 020 7353 1700
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Cost £10-£14
Tel020 7353 1700
Before Danny Boyle's celebrated film adaptation of Irvine Welsh's coruscating book came this stage adaptation by Harry Gibson. Rawer, darker and arguably funnier than the screen version, the play explores the dark recesses of pre-gentrification Leith - a short stroll from Edinburgh's castle and International festival but several light years distant in terms of quality of life and (lack of) opportunity.

It portrays a time when more addicts in the city were dying from AIDS-related illnesses than from overdose and gives a voice to a generation left behind by de-industrialisation and neglect. It is a white knuckle ride through the heroin shooting-galleries and derelict squats of the city's underbelly.

This production portrays scenes of a sexual nature, intravenous drug use, and scenes of violence. It also features extremely strong language throughout, most of it delivered in a Scottish regional dialect which, if you are able to understand it, may cause offence. Suitable for a 16 plus audience.

Directed by James McKendrick
Official Review by Cameron Dunham, read now
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