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Matthew Bourne's The Car Man

Tue 26 May - Sat 30 May

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Matthew Bourne's The Car Man

Matthew Bourne’s internationally acclaimed dance thriller is back!

The Car Man is loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera and has one of the most thrilling and instantly recognisable scores in New Adventures’ repertoire.

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. 

Featuring Lez Brotherston’s epic design, Matthew Bourne’s vivid storytelling and music by Terry Davies and Rodion Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite (after Bizet’s Carmen), specially recorded for New Adventures in magnificent surround sound, The Car Man is another spectacular production from the UK’s most popular dance theatre company.

Running Time
Act One - 50 minutes
Interval – 20 minutes
Act Two – 45 minutes

  Age Guidance 12+ 

The Car Man contains scenes of a sexual nature and brief nudity. 

   Group Rates

No booking fees for groups of 10+!
You’ll also receive £2.50 off the adult ticket price (Tue - Thu only) and receive one in ten tickets free
Find out more and book your tickets here.

  School Rates

Schools price only £15 per person!
You’ll also receive one in ten tickets free, and no booking fees. Available in the upper circle on midweek matinees only.
Find out more and book your tickets here.

  Post Show Talk  Fri 29 May | 7:30pm


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