Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man
After the success of our first season of filmed live events last autumn, we are delighted to announce our final presentation in our second season of six screenings.
All evenings will be again introduced by Barry Purves with informed trivia, anecdotes and some background of the production. The bar will be open as usual before and after the show and during the interval. So please come and join us in a friendly, informal atmosphere and take advantage of sensational screening facilities as well as our low prices and free car park
Bourne takes the steaming story of Carmen and transposes it to a small town in America in the 1960’s. Thanks to the sweltering heat, there’s a frisson of sex and tension already in the air for the workers of a small garage diner – a claustrophobic setting familiar from many film noir. The arrival of a brutal, handsome stranger drives everyone even further into an explosion of lust, violence, betrayal, greed and revenge. This is a night from which no-one emerges unscathed.
This is Bourne’s most erotic and shocking piece, aided by Bizet’s music hauntingly rearranged by Terry Davies, and once again beautifully designed by Lez Brotherson.
The cast includes Alan Vincent, Zizi Strallen, KateLyons, Dominic North and Christopher Trenfield.
The production was filmed live at Sadler’s Wells.
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