Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man

Michael OffordEvent Cinema

Filmed live at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre, UK in August 2015

Running time 91 minutes (TBC) Tickets £10


THE CARMAN by Bourne, , Choreography and Direction - Mathew Bourne, Music- Bizet, Designs - Lez Brotherston, Churchill Theatre, Bromley, London, UK, 2015, Credit - Johan Persson/

A sensational new dance event for cinemas from the internationally acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne and his Dance Company New Adventures, The Car Man is loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera (CARMEN) and has 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 1960’s 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.

Luca and Lana_Matthew Bourne's THE CAR MAN_Dancers Chris Trenfield_Ashley Shaw_Photo Chris Mann (300x200)




Dino Alfano, owner of Dino’s diner and garage   Alan Vincent

Lana, his wife                                                                     Zizi Strallen

Rita, her younger sister                                                 Kate Lyons

Angelo, a hired help                                                       Dominic North

Luca, a drifter                                                                    Christopher Trenfield


Dancers from the New Adventures company




Director & Choreographer – Matthew Bourne

Set & Costume Design – Lez Brotherston

Lighting Designer – Chris Davey

Sound Designer – Paul Groothuis

Music – Terry Davies