Various theatres
Harry Gibson
Alison /
June

Irvine Welsh's original drug-fuelled play set in Edinburgh, Trainspotting was named Best New Play at the Theatre Management Association regional theatre awards, 1995.

Trainspotting played concurrently on tour around the UK and at the Whitehall Theatre in London's West End from March to May 1996 so I have included the tour dates for which Michelle Gomez is proven to have been in the cast as well as those I've extrapolated. It is established that while Michelle and castmates, Paul Ireland, Peter Ireland and Gavin Marshall, played Whitehall, a new cast, comprising Robin Laing, Gabriel Quigley, Billy Boyd and Paul Riley, had taken over the tour and continued through to Kirkcaldy. Further information here.

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Theatre Programme Cover, Trainspotting at the Whitehall Theatre

Cover of the theatre programme for Trainspotting at the Whitehall Theatre.

From Very Gomez private collection.

Trainspotting Theatre Programme for the Whitehall Theatre

Extract from theatre programme for Trainspotting at the Whitehall Theatre, explaining the different versions of the production.

From Very Gomez private collection.

Michelle Gomez, Theatre Programme for Trainspotting at the Whitehall Theatre

Extract from theatre programme for Trainspotting at the Whitehall Theatre featuring photo of Michelle Gomez.

From Very Gomez private collection.

Michelle Gomez's bio from Trainspotting Theatre Programme at the Whitehall Theatre

Extract from the theatre programme for Trainspotting at the Whitehall Theatre, showing Michelle Gomez's bio.

From Very Gomez private collection.

Trainspotting Theatre Programme for the Whitehall Theatre

Extract from the theatre programme for Trainspotting at the Whitehall Theatre, showing the opening date.

From Very Gomez private collection.

Schedule from theatre programme of Trainspotting UK Tour

Schedule from theatre programme of Trainspotting UK Tour.

From Very Gomez private collection.

Screenshot from Michelle Gomez Instagram

Michelle Gomez's Instagram, 13 January 2021, confirming that she was in the cast of Trainspotting during the Copenhagen leg of the tour.

Michelle Gomez and Paul Ireland in Trainspotting at the Ambassadors Theatre

TRAINSPOTTING by Irvine Welsh adapted & directed by Harry Gibson.

Michelle Gomez (Alison) and Paul Ireland (Mark Renton) in Trainspotting at the Ambassador's Theatre, London WC2. Copyright © Donald Cooper/Photostage https://www.photostage.co.uk.

Michelle Gomez and Paul Ireland in Trainspotting at the Ambassadors Theatre

TRAINSPOTTING by Irvine Welsh adapted & directed by Harry Gibson.

Michelle Gomez (Alison) and Paul Ireland (Mark Renton) in Trainspotting at the Ambassadors Theatre, London WC2. Copyright © Donald Cooper/Photostage https://www.photostage.co.uk.

Michelle Gomez and Paul Ireland in Trainspotting at the Ambassadors Theatre

TRAINSPOTTING by Irvine Welsh adapted & directed by Harry Gibson.

Michelle Gomez (Alison) and Paul Ireland (Mark Renton) in Trainspotting at the Ambassadors Theatre, London WC2. Copyright © Donald Cooper/Photostage https://www.photostage.co.uk.

Michelle Gomez, Gavin Marshall and Peter Ireland in Trainspotting at the Ambassadors theatre

TRAINSPOTTING by Irvine Welsh adapted & directed by Harry Gibson.

Michelle Gomez (Alison), Gavin Marshall (Franco) and Peter Ireland (Tommy), at the Ambassadors Theatre, London WC2. Copyright © Donald Cooper/Photostage https://www.photostage.co.uk.

Listing for Trainspotting at the Citizens Theatre, Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme 1995.

Clipping from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Programme 1995 listing Trainspotting (3rd production) at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow.

Credit: Issu EFF Programme, p.63.

Advertisement for Trainspotting at the Citizens Theatre for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 1995

Clipping from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Programme 1995 advertising Trainspotting (3rd production) at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow.

Credit: Issu EFF Programme, p.17.

Clipping advertising Trainspotting at the Citizens Theatre, The List, 24 Feb 1995

Clipping from The List, 24 February 1995, advertising Trainspotting (2nd Production) at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow.

© 2020 The List Ltd https://www.list.co.uk

Review of Trainspotting at the Citizens Theatre, The List, 10 Mar 1995

Review of Trainspotting at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, from The List, 10 March 1995.

© 2020 The List Ltd https://www.list.co.uk

Listing for Trainspotting at the Ambassadors Theatre, The Stage, 7 Dec 1995

Theatre listing for Trainspotting at the Ambassadors Theatre, London, which appeared in The Stage, 7 December 1995.

© The Stage Media Company Limited, https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk & The British Library Board

Theatre listing for Trainspotting at the Ambassadors Theatre, The Stage 14 Dec 1995

Theatre listing for Trainspotting at The Ambassadors Theatre, with cast list. From The Stage, 14 December 1995.

© The Stage Media Company Limited, https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk & The British Library Board.

Press clipping announcing Trainspotting at the Dundee Repertory Theatre with Michelle Gomez as Alison, Dundee Courier, 9 Feb 1996

Article announcing the return of Trainspotting to the Dundee Repertory Theatre, with Michelle Gomez as Alison. Published in the Dundee Courier, 9 February 1996.

© D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

Article from Dundee Courier, 28 Mar 1996 about Trainspotting tour cast change

Article published in the Dundee Courier, 28 March 1996, introducing Robin Laing as part of the new cast of Trainspotting which took over the tour from Plymouth onwards, while Michelle Gomez and the previous cast transferred to the Whitehall Theatre, London.

© D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

Final date announcement for Trainspotting at the Whitehall Theatre, The Guardian, 8 May 1996

Listing for Trainspotting at the Whitehall Theatre from The Guardian, 8 May 1996, announcing the final date as Saturday, 11 May 1996.

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Listing for Trainspotting at the Whitehall Theatre, Daily Mirror, 9 May 1996

Listing for Trainspotting at the Whitehall Theatre, London, from the Daily Mirror, 9 May 1996.

With thanks to Reach PLC. Digitised by Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited. All rights reserved.

Article about Trainspotting from the Lennox Herald, 2 Aug 1996

Article from the Lennox Herald, 2 August 1996, which makes clear that Trainspotting continued to tour the UK concurrently with its run at the Whitehall Theatre on London's West End.

© Reach PLC. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

Theatre Programme Cover, Trainspotting at the Whitehall Theatre
Trainspotting Theatre Programme for the Whitehall Theatre
Michelle Gomez, Theatre Programme for Trainspotting at the Whitehall Theatre
Michelle Gomez's bio from Trainspotting Theatre Programme at the Whitehall Theatre
Trainspotting Theatre Programme for the Whitehall Theatre
Schedule from theatre programme of Trainspotting UK Tour
Screenshot from Michelle Gomez Instagram
Michelle Gomez and Paul Ireland in Trainspotting at the Ambassadors Theatre
Michelle Gomez and Paul Ireland in Trainspotting at the Ambassadors Theatre
Michelle Gomez and Paul Ireland in Trainspotting at the Ambassadors Theatre
Michelle Gomez, Gavin Marshall and Peter Ireland in Trainspotting at the Ambassadors theatre
Listing for Trainspotting at the Citizens Theatre, Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme 1995.
Advertisement for Trainspotting at the Citizens Theatre for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 1995
Clipping advertising Trainspotting at the Citizens Theatre, The List, 24 Feb 1995
Review of Trainspotting at the Citizens Theatre, The List, 10 Mar 1995
Listing for Trainspotting at the Ambassadors Theatre, The Stage, 7 Dec 1995
Theatre listing for Trainspotting at the Ambassadors Theatre, The Stage 14 Dec 1995
Press clipping announcing Trainspotting at the Dundee Repertory Theatre with Michelle Gomez as Alison, Dundee Courier, 9 Feb 1996
Article from Dundee Courier, 28 Mar 1996 about Trainspotting tour cast change
Final date announcement for Trainspotting at the Whitehall Theatre, The Guardian, 8 May 1996
Listing for Trainspotting at the Whitehall Theatre, Daily Mirror, 9 May 1996
Article about Trainspotting from the Lennox Herald, 2 Aug 1996