The Car Man Drives Into Wimbledon

Matthew Bourne's dance thriller is coming soon

Matthew Bourne's dance thriller The Car Man, winner of the Evening Standard Award for ‘Musical Event of the Year’, is at Wimbledon from April 21.

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.

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.

It's another production from the company that has already had success with Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker!, Cinderella and Edward Scissorhands.

  • The Car Man runs at New Wimbledon Theatre from April 21-25.

April 1, 2015