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The Last Ship – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Book: Lorne Campbell (original book by John Logan & Brian Yorkey) Music & Lyrics: Sting Director: Lorne Campbell Designer: Fifty Nine Productions Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Sting’s musical love song to his Tyneside homeland, The Last Ship, is in his own words to: “repay a debt” to the area he left early in his career. Starting life unsuccessfully in the US, ...

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The Last Ship – Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne

Music & Lyrics: Sting Book: Lorne Campbell Musical Director: Richard John Director: Lorne Campbell Reviewer: Mark Clegg Sting’s musical The Last Ship premiered in 2014 in Chicago before transferring to Broadway. A passion project for Sting who was born and raised in Wallsend, Newcastle - the heartland of the shipbuilding industry, an original story of the decline of British industry ...

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Get Carter – The Lowry, Salford

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Writer: Ted Lewis Adaptor: Torben Betts Director : Lorne Campbell Reviewer: Jim Gillespie Newcastle Noir is now a well-established crime writing festival. Back in the early 1970’s the term was applied to the iconic film starring Michael Caine in a pulp fiction classic set in post-industrial Tyneside. Jimmy Nail meets Claude Chabrol in a Sarah Lund jumper… Sort of. This ...

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Get Carter – CAST, Doncaster

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Writer: Torben Betts Adapted from: Jack’s Return Home by Ted Lewis Director: Lorne Campbell Reviewer: Ron Simpson To most people Get Carter calls to mind violent scenes in iconic settings, whether multi-storey car park or industrial wasteland by the Tyne. However, Torben Betts and Lorne Campbell, while keeping the title and location of the film, have based Northern Stage’s adaptation ...

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Get Carter – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Torben Betts Director: Lorne Campbell Reviewer: Rachel Watson Intense, gritty, tenacious, fantastic – these are just some of the words you could use to describe Northern Stage's production of Torben Betts’ Get Carter. The two and a half hour play is based on Ted Lewis’ novel Jack’s Return Home, the inspiration for both this play and the 1971 film. ...

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