A CRITICALLY acclaimed immersive production of a best selling novel is setting off on an extensive regional tour - and stopping off in Cumbria.

Trainspotting Live – based on Irvine Welsh’s seminal book Trainspotting – will be setting out on a highly anticipated UK Tour this year including a return to the Edinburgh Fringe, an off West End season at Riverside Studios, and extensive regional touring.

This punchy, 75 minute production recaptures the passion and the controversy of the famous novel, then globally successful film, and repackages it into an immersive production – the audience are literally part of the show, including the notorious “Worst Toilet in Scotland” scene.

The forthcoming UK tour of Trainspotting live will be coming to The Old Laundry Theatre in Bowness from September 20-24.

Trainspotting is the story of Mark Renton and his friends, living through the Edinburgh heroin scene of the 80s. Harry Gibson’s original stage adaptation, written before it became the famous blockbuster film, was instantly successful and controversial, and won the Sunday Times Award for Best New Play. In Your Face Theatre’s Scottish cast have created a snappy and vibrant affirmation of the power and humour of the piece.

For tickets visit: oldlaundrytheatre.co.uk