Here’s a look at how we’re designing the lead character of Mark Renton for our upcoming production of Trainspotting.
This sketch by Paddy Dunne shows a shivering, shaking ratty looking junkie… which is pretty much how we’ll be presenting him. We’re sticking very closely to the description of Renton in the original Irvine Welsh novel, in which he’s a fairly pasty ginger Alex McLeish lookalike. It won’t be the fully attractive Ewan McGregor version of the character that led the 1996 movie.
In our version he’s going to be portrayed by Ross Costigan who last appeared for us in Cannibal! The Musical. The big reveal is coming soon!