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Get Carter

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About the Show Less...

After last year's acclaimed production of The Third Man, Red Shift return with the first ever stage outing of Ted Lewis's hard-boiled 1970's thriller. Read More >

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1971. A Northern steel town. Forget nostalgia – flares and retro – this is the dark criminal underworld: sexist, racist and violent. Get Carter is a roller-coaster ride of loud, bruising theatre which pulls us into the seedy twilight of British gangland culture; a landscape of gaudy casinos and cheap hotels flourishing on corruption, bribery and sexual abuse. London gangster Jack Carter returns to his northern hometown to investigate his brother’s death, cutting a swathe through the local low life and exposing a far-reaching network of corruption – but can Jack find his man before his number’s up?

Get Carter is a hard-boiled, quintessentially British thriller; a provocative, shocking tale of twentieth century sin, revenge and redemption. Already adapted into an iconic film, Ted Lewis’s 70s novel now receives its first ever stage outing. Adapted and directed by Jonathan Holloway, with a stunning soundtrack from The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and more, Red Shift’s Get Carter follows hot on the heels of their acclaimed production of The Third Man which played to full houses in Greenwich last year.

This production contains scenes of an adult nature and language which some may find offensive. Therefore it is not suitable for children or teenagers under 16 years of age.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 02/11/2005

Closing Night: 05/11/2005

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Cast & Creative


Director - Jonathan Holloway

Producer - Red Shift and Greenwich Theatre

Designer - Neil Irish

Author - Ted Lewis

About Greenwich Theatre

Crooms Hill, London SE10 8ES

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