Fuelled by heat and desire, the inhabitants are driven into an unstoppable spiral of greed, lust, betrayal and revenge in a powerful and uncompromising vision of small-town America.
Screened at the Eastgate Theatre on Tuesday 19 October, the performance by Bourne’s New Adventures dance company combines vivid storytelling with one of the most passionately dramatic, and instantly recognisable, scores ever written.
It’s another memorable reworking by a choreographer and dance repertoire that have become known for telling stories with a unique theatrical twist. Perhaps best-known for its production of Swan Lake, with its corps de ballet of menacing male swans, New Adventures have also made their mark on a whole range of ballet, opera, film and literary classics.
“Of all our New Adventure’s dance productions, The Car Man has become the show that is most often mentioned as a ‘favourite’ by audience members, and it’s loved by the dancers too who relish the chance to perform such gutsy and challenging roles,” commented Bourne.
Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man screens at the Eastgate Theatre at 7pm, Tues 19 Oct. Tickets £17, £10 under 16s, available from Box Office on 01721 725777, or online.