Matthew Bourne's The Car Man on DVD and Blu-ray
4 December 2017
Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells for Sky Arts in 2015 and screened in cinemas worldwide, one of modern dance’s most thrilling shows is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.
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First seen in 2000, The Car Man is a signature production from the internationally acclaimed choreographer, Matthew Bourne.
The stage show has been a smash-hit in the UK and around the world and this recording for Sky Arts was made at Sadler’s Wells during the show’s most recent revival in 2015.
Loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera, Carmen, it has one of the most thrilling and instantly recognizable scores in classical music, brilliantly arranged by Terry Davies to create a complete score.
The familiar 19th Century Spanish cigarette factory becomes a greasy 1960s garage-diner in the American mid-west where the dreams and passions of a small town are shattered by the arrival of a handsome stranger. Fuelled by heat and desire, the townsfolk are driven into an unstoppable spiral of greed, lust, betrayal, and revenge.
Lez Bortherston’s epic set design and Chris Davey’s meticulously zoned lighting perfectly complement Matthew Bourne’s vivid choreographic storytelling, which reveals influences of noir cinema, principally the various versions of James M. Cain’s The Postman Always Rings Twice.
DVD AND BLU-RAY EXTRAS
The Making of The Car Man (17 minutes) features interviews with leading dancers Zizi Strallen, Chris Trenfield, Dominic North and Kate Lyons in addition to composer Terry Davies and New Adventures’ founder, Matthew Bourne.
DVD available to purchase now and Blu-ray released 11th December 2017. Both can be ordered from Illuminations
WIN a copy of The Car Man on DVD or Blu-ray
You have a chance to enjoy Matthew Bourne's The Car Man to yourself or give it as the perfect gift this Christmas.
To enter our competition please email email@example.com by 4 pm on Friday 15th December 2017 with your full name and address with the subject as 'The Car Man'. One winner will be chosen at random on the date stated and be contacted via email.
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