In 1996 a British film was released that captured the imagination of a generation, with its killer soundtrack and group of achingly hip young actors on the brink of making it big. Now, two decades later (and with the long-awaited sequel T2 finally on its way), Trainspotting is back — as you’ve never seen it before. And never will again.
In collaboration with Film4, Empire will be hosting a live script read. Completely recast with an exciting group of young actors who will play the parts for one night only. If you miss it, that’s it — you’ve missed it forever.
Relive the film that defined the Britpop era, live on stage, from the opening “Choose Life” monologue to the final moments when... well, just in case you haven’t seen it, we won’t spoil what happens. Choose life. Choose the Trainspotting Live Script Read.
Empire Live Cast Now Announced:
Fisayo Akinade / “Spud”
(The Girl With All The Gifts)
David Elliot / “Sick Boy”
(2015 British Academy Scotland Best Actor Award for Kajaki)
Tom Glynn-Carney / “Tommy”
Kevin Guthrie / “Begbie”
(Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them)
Jack Lowden / “Renton”
(A United Kingdom)
Amy Manson / “Gail”
(Once Upon A Time)
Eunice Olumide / “Lizzy”
(Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Chloe Pirrie / “Diane”
(War & Peace)
Charlotte Spencer / “Allison”
(The Living And The Dead)
Joanna Vanderham / “Swanney aka Mother Superior”
(One Of Us)
This event takes place at 5.30-8pm on Saturday, 24 September.
Empire Live Diamond, Superscreen & Package Pass Holders get priority access to the Empire Hub. All other Empire Live ticket holders are welcome in the Hub subject to capacity – simply show your Empire Live cinema ticket at the door & we'll give you a hand stamp for re-entry all day. Only want to go to the Hub? Then tickets are available at The O2 Box Office (cash & card) and Brooklyn Bowl Box Office (cash only) for £10.00. Note age restrictions apply for certain sessions & parties are over 18 only. Click here for Brooklyn Bowl Food & Beverage Offers.