A dark and stylish new adaptation of the classic Newcastle-noir thriller.

Set in the hard and uncompromising world of 1960s Newcastle rife with crime, sex, gambling and violence this adaptation tells the story made famous in Mike Hodge’s seminal film starring Michael Caine in the lead role.

Jack Carter is back home for the first time in years. He’s back to bury a brother who hated him, in a town he swore he was never going to see again. He’s back to find out who killed his brother, to pay debts and settle scores. Jack plays a deadly game of cat and mouse as everyone tries to Get Carter, unless he gets you first.

Newcastle’s own The Animals and similar 60s music with new arrangements by BBC6 Music’s Nadine Shah provides the score for the show. Also ever-present on-stage will be a jazz drummer – representing Jack’s dead brother – whose ongoing accompaniment drives the action.

Inspired by the classic noir of Raymond Chandler, the freedom of Jazz and the coming of the 1960s, Ted Lewis’ novel is a classic example of British crime fiction.

"This riveting production takes a piece of iconic cinema and transforms it into a theatrical experience of the highest order" ★★★★★ The Independent

"Intense, gritty, tenacious" ★★★★★ Reviews Hub

"[A] tense, atmospheric and psychologically rich exploration of a murky criminal underworld" ★★★★ The Stage


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Get Carter Based on the Novel 'Jack's Return Home' by Ted Lewis Adapted by Torben Betts On National Tour: Citizen’s Theatre, Glasgow 8 - 12 March Richmond Theatre 15 –19 March Coventry Belgrade 22 –26 March Ca

  • Amy Cameron : Cast
  • Benjamin Cawley : Cast
  • Martin Douglas : Cast
  • Victoria Elliott : Cast
  • Michael Hodgson : Cast
  • Donald McBride : Cast
  • Kevin Wathen: Cast
  • Torben Betts: Adaptor
  • 59 Productions: Designer
  • Imogen Cloet: Costume Designer
  • Dreary Toons Ltd: Musical Composition & Arrangement
  • Nadine Shah: Vocalist
  • Rebecca Frecknall: Dramaturg
  • Anna Ryder: Assistant Director
  • Kristina Hjelm: Lighting Designer
  • James Frewer: Sound Designer