Matthew Bourne's The Car Man

Matthew Bourne's The Car Man

Available to rent until 23 December 2021.
Content is available to watch for 30 days for date of rental.

Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man is one of modern dance’s most thrilling and entertaining shows, and a signature production for New Adventures. First seen in 2000, it has proved to be a smash-hit in the UK and around the world. This recording for Sky Arts was made at Sadler’s Wells during the production’s most recent revival.

The Car Man is loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera Carmen and has one of the most instantly recognisable scores in New Adventures’ repertory. The familiar 19th-century Spanish cigarette factory of the opera becomes a greasy garage-diner in the American mid-west of the 1960s. The arrival of a handsome stranger disturbs the dreams and passions of those who live and work there. Fuelled by heat and desire, the townsfolk are driven into an unstoppable spiral of greed, lust, betrayal, and revenge. The Car Man is a delightful, dangerous and ultimately uncompromising vision of small-town America.

Cast
Luca: Christopher Trenfield
Lana: Zizi Strallen
Angelo: Dominic North
Rita: Kate Lyons
Dino: Alan Vincent
The Company: Cordelia Braithwaite, Tom Clark, Daniel Collins, Pia Driver, Glenn Graham, Nicole Kabera, Katrina Lyndon, Andrew Monaghan, Leon Moran, Danny Reubens, Katie Webb, Daniel Wright

Creatives & Production
Director & Choreographer: Matthew Bourne
Music: Terry Davies, Rodion Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite (after Bizet’s Carmen)
Set & Costumer Designer: Lez Brotherston
Lighting Designer: Chris Davey
Sound Designer: Paul Groothuis
Revival Staged: Etta Murfitt
Conductor: Brett Morris
Directed for Screen: Ross Macgibbon
Executive Producer for New Adventures: Robert Noble

Matthew Bourne's The Car Man

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  • Introduction: Matthew Bourne's The Car Man

    Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man is one of modern dance’s most thrilling and entertaining shows, and a signature production for New Adventures. First seen in 2000, it has proved to be a smash-hit in the UK and around the world. This recording for Sky Arts was made at Sadler’s Wells during the product...

  • Matthew Bourne's The Car Man

    Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man is one of modern dance’s most thrilling and entertaining shows, and a signature production for New Adventures. First seen in 2000, it has proved to be a smash-hit in the UK and around the world. This recording for Sky Arts was made at Sadler’s Wells during the product...

  • The Making of Matthew Bourne's The Car Man