The Kings is proud to welcome Sir Matthew Bourne to Portsmouth, where he will introduce three screenings of his acclaimed productions and take part in a series of Q&A events with us. All proceeds in aid of the charity Acting for Others.
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Matthew Bourne’s award-winning The Car Man is loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera (CARMEN) and has one of the most thrilling and instantly recognisable scores in classical music, brilliantly arranged by Terry Davies.
Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London in 2015, it stars an outstanding cast of dancers praised for the power and magnetism of their performances, including Chris Trenfield in the title role of Luca, The Car Man, and Zizi Strallen, nominated for the Outstanding Female Performance category in the National Dance Awards for her performance as Lana.
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.
Lez Brotherston’s epic design, Chris Davey’s evocative lighting and Matthew Bourne’s vivid storytelling take in a wealth of cinematic references, creating a powerful and uncompromising vision of small-town America.