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Film Thursday 17 January, 2019 7:30pm

Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man

Matthew Bourne’s internationally acclaimed award-winning dance thriller is back. The Car Man is loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera and has one of the most thrilling and instantly recognisable scores in New Adventures’ repertoire.

The familiar 19th century Spanish cigarette factory becomes a greasy garage-diner in 1960s 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.

Featuring Lez Brotherston’s epic design and Matthew Bourne’s vivid storytelling with music by Terry Davies and Rodion Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite (after Bizet’s Carmen), The Car Man is another spectacular production from the UK’s most popular dance theatre company.


Dates & Tickets

This is a past event, therefore tickets are no longer available.

Dinner & show offer

Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.

*A pre Show Supper is available with this event* 

The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.

There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event. 

£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course 


"Is there a better dance show currently running than Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man? It seems unlikely"

New York Times

★★★★★ "A deliciously lubricious spectacle. Tuned to perfection"

Time Out

★★★★ "Vintage Bourne. A supremely and inventively slick entertainment"

The Guardian

“A sizzling Bourne adventure. Sultry perfection. See it”


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