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New Adventures Dance Company presents MATTHEW BOURNE’S THE CAR MAN

3rd Mar 2017 @ 19:00 - 20:40


Filmed live at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre in August 2015, The Car Man is a sensational new dance event from the internationally acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne and his dance company New Adventures, loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera Carmen, with one of the most thrilling and instantly recognisable scores in classical music, 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 powerful and uncompromising vision of small-town America.

Cert 12A Concessions £10.50


3rd Mar 2017
19:00 - 20:40
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