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The Car Man
The Car Man Tickets

The Car Man Tickets

9 Jun 2022 - 19 Jun 2022
See Matthew Bourne's thriller-dance production based Bizet's opera, 'Carmen'.

Fasten your seat belts – The Car Man is back! In a spectacular new staging for the Royal Albert Hall’s 150th anniversary.

To celebrate the Hall’s 150th anniversary, Matthew Bourne and his acclaimed dance company New Adventures bring their multi-award-winning production of The Car Man to the Royal Albert Hall for the very first time.

A dance-thriller based on Bizet’s beloved Carmen, The Car Man will be completely reimagined for the gladiatorial arena of the Royal Albert Hall, adding a frisson of danger as the dancers perform throughout the auditorium amid stage designs by Olivier and Tony award-winner Lez Brotherston.

Featuring an expanded company of 65 dancers and musicians, a live orchestra and epic new designs, these 14 performances of The Car Man are a unique opportunity to see this extraordinary production as you’ve never seen it before. The 19th Century Spanish cigarette factory becomes a greasy garage-diner in 1960s America where a small-town’s dreams 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.

Matthew Bourne’s vivid storytelling combines with one of the most passionately dramatic scores ever written, with musical arrangements by Terry Davies featuring Rodion Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite (after Bizet’s Carmen), to create a dance event like no other.

The Car Man will ignite your senses and leave you breathless – don’t miss it in summer 2022.

Opening date

June 9th, 2022

Closing date

June 19th, 2022


Ballet, Music


Royal Albert Hall


All customers aged 14 years or below must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over. No under 12s.

Cast and creative

By: New Adventures
Songs by: Terry Davies & Rodion Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite (after Bizet’s Carmen)
Director: Matthew Bourne
Cast list: Will Bozier, Richard Winsor, Ashley Shaw, Zizi Strallen, Paris Fitzpatrick, Dominic North, Kayla Collymore, Kate Lyons, Alan Vincent, Jonathon Luke Baker, Benjamin Barlow Bazeley, Alistair Beattie, Stephanie Billers, Isaac Peter Bowry, Cordelia Braithwaite, Ben Brown, Reece Causton, Jade Copas, Harrison Dowzell, Cameron Flynn, Rose Goddard, Glenn Graham, Bryony Harrison, Shoko Ito, Monique Jonas, Nicole Kabera, Kurumi Kamayachi, Katrina Lyndon, Rory Macleod, Andrew Monaghan, Stephen Murray, Harry Ondrak-Wright, Edwin Ray, Danny Reubens, Sam Salter, Gabrielle de Souza, Catrin Thomas, Christopher Thomas and Bryony Wood
Design: Lez Brotherston
Lighting: Chris Davey
Choreography: Matthew Bourne
Sound: Paul Groothuis

Latest The Car Man News & Features

Put this show in drive! Find out the full cast for Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man at the Royal Albert Hall. The Car Man is at the Royal Albert Hall for 14 performances from 9 to 19 June. The Car Man tickets are on sale now. The Car Man is based on George Bizet’s opera, Carmen. Rather than a story set in a 19th-century Spanish cigarette factory, The Car Man takes place in a 1960s American diner, but uses Bizet’s operatic score and Rodion Shchedrin's "Carmen Suite". The Car Man company includes over...

Matthew Bourne's The Car Man

UPDATE: New dates added 19 Apr. 2021.As part of the 150th anniversary of the Royal Albert Hall, the venue and New Adventures announced today that Matthew Bourne's celebrated dance piece The Car Man will play at the Royal Albert Hall for 14 performances. Performances will run from 9 - 19 Jun. 2022."We're so incredibly excited to welcome The Car Man to the Royal Albert Hall as a highlight of our anniversary celebrations," Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at the Royal Albert Hall said in a statement....

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