Based on the novel JACK'S RETURN HOME by Ted Lewis | Adapted by Torben Betts
A Northern Stage, Newcastle Production
Tue 19 April - Sat 23 April
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A DARK AND STYLISH NEW ADAPTATION OF THE CLASSIC NEWCASTLE-NOIR THRILLER
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 wants to pay debts, settle scores and discover who killed his brother.
As the local underworld closes ranks, Jack’s bosses back in London find out that Jack has had his fingers in the till, and other places they shouldn’t have been. Jack plays a deadly game of cat and mouse as everyone tries to GET CARTER.
Unless he gets them first.
Ted Lewis’ novel is a classic of British crime fiction. Set in a hard and uncompromising 1960’s Newcastle rife with crime, sex, gambling and violence this adaptation tells the story made famous by the 1971 film starring Michael Caine.
A new production from Northern Stage, last seen at The Lowry with the acclaimed Close the Coalhouse Door.
Recommended for ages 16+, contains very strong language.
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‘Tense and atmospheric’ * * * * The Stage
‘Kevin Wathen is insanely good as Jack Carter’ The Northern Echo
'Northern Stage is often ahead of the pack in terms of interesting and adventurous programming,' Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
Director: Lorne Campbell
Designer: 59 Productions Costume
Designer: Imogen Cloet
Composition and musical arrangement: Dreary Toons Ltd
Vocalist: Nadine Shah
Lighting Design: Kristina Hjelm
Sound Design: James Frewer
Dramaturg: Rebecca Frecknall
Assistant Director: Anna Ryder
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Post Show Talk Thu 21 April
British Sign Language (BSL) | Sat 23 April | 2pm by Caroline Ryan
Match alert: football at Old Trafford on Wed 20 April. Please allow extra time for your journey to/from The Lowry. Kick off 8pm.