Get Carter adaptation set for Durham Theatre

Apr 1, 2016 | Leisure & Lifestyle

A stage adaptation of a classic British film with nostalgic North East links comes to Durham this month.

The Gala Theatre will play host to seven performances of Get Carter, produced for the boards by Northern Stage.

A deadly game of cat and mouse, Get Carter is inspired by the classic noir of Raymond Chandler, the freedom of Jazz and the coming of the 1960s. Ted Lewis’s novel is a classic of British crime fiction, which is brought to life on stage by a talented ensemble cast that includes Hebburn star Vicky Elliot.

Vicky takes the role of Carter’s girlfriend Margaret, whilst Newcastle-born actor Kevin Wathen will play Michael Caine’s famous gangster, Jack Carter.

Set in a hard and uncompromising world of 1960s Newcastle rife with crime, sex, gambling and violence, this dark and stylish new adaptation of the classic noir thriller tells the story made famous in Mike Hodge’s seminal film.

Catch the play at Durham’s Gala Theatre from Tuesday 12th to Saturday 16th April (show times are 7.30pm + 2.30pm on  Saturday).