The Car Man
  • West End

Fasten your seat belts - The Car Man is back!In a spectacular new staging for the Royal Albert Hall's 150th anniversary. To celebrate the Hall's 150thanniversary,Matthew Bourneandhis acclaimed dance companyNew Adventures bring their multi-award-winning production ofThe Car Manto theRoyal Albert Hallfor the very first time. A dance-thriller based onBizet'sbelovedCarmen,The Car Manwill be completely reimagined for the gladiatorial arena of the Royal Albert Hall, adding a frisson of danger as the dancers perform throughout the auditorium amid stage designs by Olivier and Tony award-winnerLez Brotherston. Featuring an expanded company of 65 dancers and musicians, a live orchestra and epic new designs, these 14 performances ofThe Car Manare a unique opportunity to see this extraordinary productionas you've never seen it before.The 19th Century Spanish cigarette factory becomes a greasy garage-diner in 1960s America where a small-town's dreams 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. Matthew Bourne'svivid storytelling combines with one of the most passionately dramatic scores ever written,with musical arrangements byTerry DaviesfeaturingRodion Shchedrin's Carmen Suite (after Bizet's Carmen),to create a dance event like no other. The Car Man will ignite your senses and leave you breathless - don't miss it in summer 2022.

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