Matthew Bourne’s Car Man to be screened on Sky Arts
July 30, 2015  //  By:   //  News  //  Comments are off

carmenNew Adventures are delighted to announce that a new HD film of Matthew Bourne’s internationally acclaimed and multi-award winning dance thriller “THE CAR MAN” will be screened on Sky Arts on MONDAY 3 AUGUST at 8.00PM.

Filmed at Sadler’s Wells earlier this month, Directed by Ross MacGibbon, and Produced by Lucie Conrad for Illuminations, this film will also be screened in cinemas later this year. Dates to be announced shortly.

The current cast of The Car Man have all recently been acclaimed in the National press for the power and magnetism of their performances. For the SKY Broadcast, the title role of ‘Luca, The Car Man’, is played by CHRIS TRENFIELD; ‘Lana’ by ZIZI STRALLEN, ‘Rita’, Lana’s sister is performed by KATE LYONS, ‘Angelo’ is played by DOMINIC NORTH and ‘Dino’ by ALAN VINCENT.

“THE CAR MAN” continues its run at Sadler’s Wells until Sunday 9 August 2015. Directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne, this revival marks the first time the production has been staged in eight years.

First seen in 2000, “THE CAR MAN” won the Evening Standard Award for ‘Musical Event of the Year’ and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for ‘Best Choreography’. This revival marks the first time the production has been staged in eight years.

Loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera; it has one of the most thrilling and instantly recognisable scores in New Adventures’ repertory, featuring Schedrin’s powerful Carmen Suite and new arrangements of Bizet’s legendary score, by New Adventures Associate Artist, Terry Davies.

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. Inspired by classic European and American Film Noir cinema and the Pulp Fiction novels of James M. Cain and Raymond Chandler; Lez Brotherston’s epic design, Chris Davey’s evocative lighting and Matthew Bourne’s vivid storytelling, create a dangerous and uncompromising vision of small-town America.

“THE CAR MAN” is directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne, with music by Terry Davies & Rodion Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite (after Bizet’s Carmen); designs by Lez Brotherston; lighting by Chris Davey and sound by Paul Groothuis. The project is supported by Arts Council England through the Grants for the Arts funding programme.