Jun 04 2008

Trainspotting á La Devious Theatre

Published by at 10:40 am under Blog

The beautiful people in Devious Theatre in Kilkenny are hoping their next production won’t be derailed by controversies. They are being highly ambitious by taking on Irving Welsh’s Trainspotting. It’s a huge and brave undertaking and I can’t wait to get down to see it.

For those of you whose heads were in the sand in 1996, Trainspotting charts the development of Renton’s drug addiction in recession stricken Scotland. Famously played by Ewan McGregor on film, the now exam-free Ross Costigan is currently immersing himself in the character. Let’s hope he doesn’t take the method acting technique too seriously. Here’s Rossa:

Other cast members include Stephen Colfer as Danny “Spud” Murphy, Maria Murray as Alison, Niall Sheehy as Francis Begbie and the far too cool Ken McGuire as Tommy McKenzie. For more details check out Devious Theatre‘s website or MySpace page or Bebo.

Really looking forward to seeing this show and I wish everyone involved all the best with the preparations.

Trainspotting runs from 24th to 28th June and tickets are on sale now from the Watergate Theater, Kilkenny, 056 – 7761674.

Sidenote:While in Kilkenny over the weekend, we enjoyed some lovely chips and burgers in Joe’s Takeaway, where we nicked this poster:

Sorry about that, Joe!

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7 responses so far

7 Responses to “Trainspotting á La Devious Theatre”

  1. B'dum B'dumon 04 Jun 2008 at 11:24 am

    That’s ridiculously ambitious.

    Are they gonna have a scene with some sh!t being thrown across a kitchen?

  2. Thriftcriminalon 04 Jun 2008 at 11:40 am

    Saw another stage version in the Olympia shortly after the films huge success. Pretty good, covered more stuff from the book than was in the film, bit gross though.

  3. Ken McGuireon 04 Jun 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Cheers for the coverage dude! Aye we’ll be doing some more hits from the book and Harry Gibson’s stage adaptation than material actually covered in the film.

    And you *nicked* the poster? Thief! If you’re good enough we might just put together a goodie pack for you… there’s 11 posters in all to eh… collect… or nick.

    Who the hell is Ross Corrigan? 😉

  4. Lottieon 04 Jun 2008 at 1:28 pm

    So back to Kilkenny then?

  5. Darrenon 04 Jun 2008 at 2:01 pm

    @Ken Oops! Sorry Ross! Ross Corrigan is a guy I worked with about 6 years ago. I didn’t even like the guy. Perhaps I saw the shit-stained druggy and thought of him.

    @Lottie Yes! Didn’t I mention it?

  6. Anthonyon 04 Jun 2008 at 4:25 pm

    So we have to nick a complete set of posters?!

  7. Rosson 04 Jun 2008 at 11:52 pm

    Awh cheers for the hype and making me increasingly nervous dude!

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