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Book The Car Man Tickets at the Sadlers Wells, London

About The Car Man

Fasten your seat belts... The Car Man is back! Matthew Bourne's internationally acclaimed dance/thriller was first seen in 2000, winning the Evening Standard Award for 'Musical Event of the Year'. 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' repertory, brilliantly arranged by Terry Davies.

"Mesmerising. The Car Man is a triumph"  Sunday Times

The familiar 19th Century Spanish cigarette factory becomes a greasy garage-diner in 1960s 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.

Lez Brotherston's epic design, Chris Davey's evocative lighting and Matthew Bourne's vivid storytelling take in a wealth of cinematic references, creating a dangerous and uncompromising vision of small-town America.

Another spectacular production from the UK's most popular dance/theatre company, New Adventures; The Car Man follows the phenomenal success of Swan Lake, Nutcracker!, Highland Fling and last year's acclaimed Edward Scissorhands.

"Electrifying, a dynamite dance of desire" Daily Mail.

"Electrifying, a dynamite dance of desire. The music is Bizet, the atmosphere is steamy and the art of storytelling in movement is pure Bourne" San Francisco Chronicle


tags: Musical, Hot Tickets, Limited Run, Our Picks

The Car Man Customer Reviews

4.9 / 5 (17)
12 August 15

It was a fantastic show. The dancing was superb, and the acting, and the set and direction. A most moving and emotional evening.

9 August 15

Brilliant piece of theatre/dance. Held your attention from before it started to the end. Another excellent production by Matthew Bourbe

9 August 15

extremely brilliant and captivating

9 August 15

I am very pleased to have the opportunity to tell you how much I enjoyed this performance. It was brilliant kitchen sink ballet. A cross between grease and West side story. The dancing was fast furious and flawless and so expressive one really got caught up in the story. A great interpretation of very exhilarating music. I would go again and again and again.

8 August 15

It was a lovely experience. The dancing was brilliant,mine theatre was just right. Couldn't fault it. Matthew Bourne is a genius

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