A theatrical adaption of Get Carter is currently running at the Northern Stage theatre in Newcastle. Based upon the eponymous novel by Ted Lewis, the film has been adapted by Torben Betts and the theatre’s director Lorne Campbell.
Fans expecting a straight lift of the film may be in for a couple of surprises as the story does take a number of new paths from the film.
Most of us, of course, don’t know the book and as the Northern Stage team has gone with both Hodges’ choice of location and title, many Get Carter fans will be expecting to see the film on stage. If they are then they are in for a number of surprises – and pleasant ones at that – which mean we can’t always be sure familar characters will meet a certain fate.
That said, it would certainly be a must watch for any fan of Get Carter.
The production runs until March 5th 2016 with tickets available now.
A nationwide tour is scheduled for the following dates:
- Citizen’s Theatre, Glasgow 8 – 12 March
- Richmond Theatre 15 –19 March
- Coventry Belgrade 22 –26 March
- Cast, Doncaster 5 –9 April
- Gala, Durham 12 –16 April
- The Lowry, Salford 19 – 23 April
- Nuffield, Southampton 26 – 30 April