Performance > The Car Man

The Car Man
The Car Man 2001


Loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera and has one of the most thrilling and instantly recognisable scores, brilliantly arranged by 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.

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.


Company: Adventures in Motion Pictures
Choreographer / Director: Matthew Bourne
Role / Position: Chad and Vito


The Old Vic (Original West-end Cast)
London / Europe (2000/01)