The Car Man


The Car Man dance production. Music by Georges Bizet and arranged by Terry Davies. Choreographed and directed by Matthew Bourne. Recorded 2015 at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London. Stars Kerry Biggin, Cordelia Braithwaite, Tom Clark, Danny Collins, Pia Driver, Freya Field, Glenn Graham, Tim Hodges, Katy Lowenhoff, Nicole Kabera, Katrina Lyndon, Kate Lyons, Andrew Monaghan, Leon Moran, Liam Mower, Dominic North, Jonathan Ollivier, Danny Reubens, Ashley Shaw, Zizi Strallen, Chris Trenfield, Alan Vincent, and Katie Webb. Set and costume design by Lez Brotherston; lighting design by Chris Davey; orchestrated by Terry Davies; sound design by Paul Groothius; associate director was Etta Murfitt; resident director was Neil Westmoreland. Released 2017. Grade: NA

As best we can tell, subject title should not be confused with the popular 2001 DVD recording (which was criticised for an extremely fast video pace) of the original 2000 production. Subject title appears to be a new 2015 recording. (We're not sure who directed the video recording). It appears Bizet's music is used wholesale but that Bourne's libretto has only the vaguest connection to the Carmen opera story.  Also, this appears not to be homoerotic--- we think it's about guys fighting over a girl(s) and the mess this makes at the garage.