SUMMER 2006 SAW RED SHIFT MAKE A LONG AWAITED RETURN TO THE EDINBURGH FRINGE
 
GET CARTER By Ted Lewis Critics Pick of the best Festival Shows, The Guardian 13.07.06 "(a) brilliantly gritty dissection of the cult 1970's revenge movie...no celebration of retro but the real thing. Very nasty and very good" Adapted and Directed by Jonathan Holloway Designer: Neil Irish Composer/Music Supervisor: Jon Nicholls PLEASANCE BEYOND 3 - 28 AUGUST 2006

a hard-edged, relentless show… Jacobean revenge tragedy, cut with a touch of British film noir...as graphic as a streak of blood on a breezeblock wall"
THE SCOTSMAN

1971. A Northern steel town. Forget nostalgia - 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. He cuts a swathe through the local low life, and soon exposes a network of corruption stretching from back-room porn films to the upper tiers of local government. Hell-bent on revenge, will Jack find his man before his number's up?

GET CARTER is a provocative, shocking, perfectly structured tale of twentieth century sin, revenge and redemption. This hard-boiled, quintessentially British thriller offers an enthralling and compulsive take on a spiteful post-deferential, post-summer-of-love Britain. Red Shift presents Ted Lewis' brutal 70's story with a stunning soundtrack featuring classic hits from The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and more. Jonathan Holloway's adaptation will be the first stage version of the book that launched the cult movie. Red Shift is mounting this production to follow hot on the heels of its successful stage premiere of Graham Greene's The Third Man, also adapted and directed by Jonathan Holloway.

This production contains scenes of an adult nature and language which some may find offensive. Parental discretion is advised with regard to children and teenagers under 16 years of age.

"superb … reeks of sweat and piss, and disappointed dreams… a small scale miracle" THE GUARDIAN

WHY DO GET CARTER ON STAGE?
JONATHAN HOLLOWAY
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