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Matthew Bourne's The Car Man - Sadler's Wells

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Venue Information
Sadler's Wells

Sadler's Wells
Rosebery Avenue
Islington, London

Seating Plan


(5mins) Take Upper St towards the City Road crossroads. Continue straight and turn right into Rosebery Avenue, where the theatre is 100m down on the right.

Matthew Bourne's The Car Man

Age Restriction: For ages 12 years+  Please note no under 5s will be admitted. 

The work of the acclaimed international choreographer Matthew Bourne is always a popular option when it lands in the capital and from July 2015 audiences will have the latest chance to witness one of his most renowned pieces.

The Car Man is an award-winning performance of dance that combines stunning choreography with an engaging story. Not only has it attracted an array of eager fans over the years, it has also received recognition in awards circle, picking up a nomination for a Laurence Olivier Award in 2001 following its first London appearance at the Old Vic Theatre.

This time it appears at the capital’s home of contemporary dance – Sadler’s Wells – and it is here that those with theatre tickets will experience Bourne’s choreography and story. It also features music based on Rodion Shchedrin’s Cermen Suite – itself based on Bizet’s Carmen – plus original work by Terry Davies.

Its story takes audiences back to the 1960s where we meet the characters inhabiting Harmony, USA. In a community made up of Italian Americans everyone is shocked when a good-looking stranger arrives on the scene, causing carnage in the community as and envy an lust takes over.

In addition to The Car Man, Matthew Bourne has been responsible for other well known dance productions in the capital. In particular, he is known for Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, the controversial reinterpretation of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet. His other credits include versions of Mary Poppins and Edward Scissorhands.

Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man makes its latest appearance in the capital when it runs at Sadler’s Wells in Clerkenwell, Islington, from Tuesday 14th July 2015.

Show Information
Booking From: Sunday, 9th August 2015
Booking Until: Sunday, 9th August 2015
Running Time: 2 hours
Age Restriction: For ages 12 years+  Please note no under 5s will be admitted. 
Show Status: production_closed
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