I’m Going Trainspotting

Oh to have my evenings back again.

The last two weeks have been rather intense in the world of Ken as I’ve been preparing for Trainspotting (in which I play Tommy) with The Devious Theatre Company. Hit the office at 8:30am, leave in time for rehearsals at 6, get home for 10, hit the bed and start the cycle again.

Of course, next week is no different barring the fact I’m actually taking some time for myself outside of the office, allowing the catch up on sleep and focus on the fact that Trainspotting runs for five nights in Kilkenny next week.

It’s been a bit of a risk on the part of the company going into the production. I certainly can’t think of anything like it that’s been attempted in Kilkenny in the past, or in the Watergate Theatre for that matter, but such is the ethos of the company. We’re constantly looking for performance pieces to suit our own age group (mid to late twenties), works that we would happily swap the cinema for or the pub for and I would hope we’ve nailed that thought right on the head with Trainspotting.

I’ve spent the last eight weeks working as producer on the show outside of rehearsal hours while getting to grips with Scottish accents, the understanding of heroin use and addiction and a lot more besides.

If you want to catch an interesting piece of theatre by an amateur company boasting professional ambitions, then drop along to the Watergate Theatre in Kilkenny from June 24 to June 28. Tickets for the show are only รขโ€šยฌ12 nightly, kick off set for 8pm and we’ll try have you in the pub for a post show drink and a chat by 10pm.

You can follow some rehearsal blog posts and catch the promo artwork and teaser posters for each character by visiting DeviousTheatre.com.

Author: Ken McGuire

Runs Event Media and The Devious Theatre Company and writes about food at Any Given Food. You'll find me on Twitter here and here.

  • Don’t catch up on sleep – stay out late and party ๐Ÿ˜€ Be a method actor – it’s “Trainspotting” after all! haha ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’m sure it’s going to be a great show – break a leg!

  • Ken,
    I just wanted to offer my congratulations to you and the Devious guys and gals for putting on a stunning show. It has to be said that Ross deserves special praise for an outstanding performance in an extremely demanding role.

    I was highly impressed and entertained and shocked at times.
    Truly a job well done.