The Car Man
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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 150th anniversary, Matthew Bourne and his acclaimed dance company New Adventures bring their multi-award-winning production of The Car Man to the Royal Albert Hall for the very first time.
A dance-thriller based on Bizet’s beloved Carmen, The Car Man will 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-winner Lez Brotherston.
Featuring an expanded company of 65 dancers and musicians, a live orchestra and epic new designs, these 14 performances of The Car Man are a unique opportunity to see this extraordinary production as 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’s vivid storytelling combines with one of the most passionately dramatic scores ever written, with musical arrangements by Terry Davies featuring Rodion 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 2021.
Award winning contemporary jazz pianist, Matthew Bourne is a vital new voice on the scene. Sharp witted, highly talented and with distinctly anarchic tendencies. With a reputation as a fearlessly unpredictable pianist and composer, Matthew is a passionate explorer of sound, possessed of a burning desire to make music on anything old, broken or infirm.
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Matthew Bourne's New Adventures
Matthew Bourne's New Adventures is the UK's premier contemporary dance/theatre touring company. Its repertory includes some of the most successful dance productions of the last two decades. Matthew Bourne is widely hailed as the UK's most popular and successful Choreographer/ Director. He is the creator of the world's longest running ballet production, a five - time Olivier Award winner, and the only British director to have won the Tony Award for both Best Choreographer and Best Director of a Musical.
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Royal Albert Hall
- Kensington Gore
- SW7 2AP
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