Duration: 120 minutes
Scottish playwright and author (Trainspotting, Filth) talks about his latest book Dead Men's Trousers .
About the book: Mark Renton is finally a success. An international jet-setter, he now makes significant money managing DJs, but the constant travel, airport lounges, soulless hotel rooms and broken relationships have left him dissatisfied with his life. He's then rocked by a chance encounter with Frank Begbie, from whom he'd been hiding for years after a terrible betrayal and the resulting debt. But the psychotic Begbie appears to have reinvented himself as a celebrated artist and - much to Mark's astonishment - doesn't seem interested in revenge.
Sick Boy and Spud, who have agendas of their own, are intrigued to learn that their old friends are back in town, but when they enter the bleak world of organ-harvesting, things start to go so badly wrong. Lurching from crisis to crisis, the four men circle each other, driven by their personal histories and addictions, confused, angry - so desperate that even Hibs winning the Scottish Cup doesn't really help. One of these four will not survive to the end of this book. Which one of them is wearing Dead Men's Trousers? Fast and furious, scabrously funny and weirdly moving, this is a spectacular return of the crew from Trainspotting.
Stay with us afterwards for a private screening of Trainspotting. (included in your ticket price)
7.00pm Doors open
7.45 – 8.45 Irvine Welsh in conversation with Andrew Stafford
9.00 – 9.30 Book sales and signings
9.00 – 10.40pm Trainspotting film
93 minutes duration
· Ewan McGregor as Mark "Rent Boy" Renton
· Ewen Bremner as Daniel "Spud" Murphy
· Jonny Lee Miller as Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson
· Robert Carlyle as Francis "Franco" Begbie
· Kevin McKidd as Thomas "Tommy" MacKenzie
· Kelly Macdonald as Diane Coulston
· Peter Mullan as Swanney "Mother Superior"
|Based on the novel||Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh|
|Production Company||Channel Four Films|
Noel Gary Motion Picture Company
Under 18's must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Copies of Dead Men's Trousers and Trainspotting are available for purchase HERE.