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About The Car Man
Matthew Bourne's internationally acclaimed dance/thriller was first seen in 2000, winning the Evening Standard Award for 'Musical Event of the Year'. The Car Man is loosely based on Bizet's popular opera and has one of the most thrilling and instantly recognisable scores in New Adventures' repertory, brilliantly arranged by Terry Davies.
The familiar 19th century Spanish cigarette factory becomes a greasy garage-diner in 1960s America, where the dreams and passions of a small-town are shattered by the arrival of a handsome stranger. Fuelled by heat and desire, the inhabitants are driven into an unstoppable spiral of greed, lust, betrayal and revenge.
Lez Brotherston's epic design, Chris Davey's evocative lighting and Matthew Bourne's vivid storytelling take in a wealth of cinematic references, creating a dangerous and uncompromising vision of small-town America.
Another spectacular production from the UK's most popular dance/theatre company, New Adventures; The Car Man follows the phenomenal success of Swan Lake, Nutcracker!, Highland Fling and last year's acclaimed Edward Scissorhands.