Reworking of classic opera on big screen

Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man
South Holland Centre, Spalding
Thursday, June 23, 7pm
£13.50, £12 concessions
Box Office 01775 764777

Dance fans will have the opportunity to watch an incredibly powerful reworking of a classic opera at the South Holland Centre’s screening of The Car Man.

Performed by Matthew Bourne’s Dance Company, New Adventures, award-winning The Car Man is loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera, Carmen, and has one of the most thrilling and instantly recognisable scores in classical music.

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.

Recently knighted and internationally acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne’s stunning dance thriller was filmed live at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in August 2015.

Bourne comments: “The Car Man has become a favourite with audience members, and is loved by the dancers too who relish the chance to perform such gutsy and challenging roles.”

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