THE COVENTRY OBSERVER has teamed up with the Belgrade Theatre to offer two lucky readers a chance to win a pair of tickets to the upcoming performance of Get Carter.
Set in the 1960s, the show is an adaptation of the novel Jack’s Return Home by Ted Lewis and reflects the hard and uncompromising look at Newcastle’s underworld gang culture.
The show will visit the Belgrade for five nights starting on Tuesday (March 22) at 7.45pm and ending on Saturday (March 26) – winners will receive two complimentary tickets for the show on Tuesday (March 22).
The creative team behind the show includes set design by Leo Warner productions, the team responsible for video design at the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.
Newcastle-born actor Kevin Wathen will play the lead role of Jack Carter – his former credits include Tony Elliot in Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace in London and The Godfather in Quadrophenia at Plymouth’s Theatre Royal.
Writer Torben Betts said: “The story itself quite simple – a gangster goes back to his home town to bury his older brother and he suspects foul play.
“He trawls around the town’s underworld until he discovers his suspicions are well-founded.
“What was more interesting was to look at how we could re-imagine this very well-known narrative.
“To look at Jack’s environment growing up as he did in a brutalised post-war world.
“I wanted to look at the kind of man Jack Carter is, why he became the way he did.”
Director Lorne Campbell said: “I’m very excited to be bringing this iconic North East story to the stage.
“Ted Lewis is one of Britain’s great crime and thriller writers and this is his masterpiece.
“It’s a tragic noir study of a corrupted man struggling to find a way out of a corrupted world.
“We’ve brought together a fabulous team of North East actors and hope to do justice to the telling of this epic tale.”
To enter the competition, send your name and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winners will be notified the week beginning Monday (March 14).