Robust revival of a hard-bitten underclass tale
Theatre: Trainspotting. By Irvine Welsh. Cork Arts Theatre, Cork. Directed by Niall Morrissey. Run concluded. Rating: ****. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.
It’s now 21 years since Trainspotting first assaulted our senses. Irvine Welsh’s uncompromising novel – revolving around Scottish junkie Mark Renton choosing not to choose life – was quickly adapted for the stage and, in 1996, sculpted by Danny Boyle into one of the finest British films of the last two decades.
While the play and film both track Renton and his friends’ anarchic, drug-fuelled escapades through 1980s Edinburgh, there are crucial differences...
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
All Digital Access + eReader
Unlimited Access for 1 Month
*New subscribers only
€149 For the 1st Year
Unlimited Access for 1 Year
90 Day Pass
Unlimited Access for 2 Years
Get a Business Account for you and your team
Appetite for Distraction: our pick of home entertainment
Your weekly guide to the best new TV series, podcasts and console games
TV review: Burglar’s stylish tale will steal your heart
Lupin requires a generous suspension of disbelief, but is well worth your while if you enter into its spirited originality
Radio review: Questioning Official Ireland’s take on a dark past
The Mother and Baby Homes Report came in for considerable criticism on the airwaves last week
TV review: A Regency romp with pomp but little else
Bridgerton is all froth and brash eye candy with little or no subtlety – and certainly not the lockdown antidote some suggest it is