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Trainspotting at the Elephant Theatre: Daring, Gritty and Heartbreaking

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.06.2013 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Roger Mathey's latest revival of Irvine Welsh's cult novel about a circle of heroin addict friends in Edinburgh, Scotland, Trainspotting, is one of the most visceral, blood and guts stage dramas I've seen in recent memory -- or maybe ever.

World Premiere Stage Adaptation of Trainspotting Finds Drama in Drug Culture

Robert Bullen | Posted 12.18.2012 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

It's difficult for me to get behind art that glorifies the illegal drug culture. It just seems like exploitative, easy fodder. But Trainspotting, which examines the life of a troupe of burned out drug dealers and users, is a whole different beast.