Matthew Bourne's The Car Man Announces Full Casting for London Run | Playbill

International News Matthew Bourne's The Car Man Announces Full Casting for London Run

The Carmen-inspired production features stage design by Olivier and Tony winner Lez Brotherston.

Matthew Bourne's reimagining of The Car Man has announced its full cast, including Richard Winsor's return to the show. The dance-thriller will run at London's Royal Albert Hall for 14 performances June 9-19 in celebration of the venue's 150th anniversary.

The Carmen-inspired production features stage design by Olivier and Tony winner Lez Brotherston, a company of 65 dancers and musicians, and a live orchestra. It tells the story of a 19th century cigarette factory that is transformed into a garage-diner in 1960s America where a small town is shaken upon the arrival of a handsome stranger. 

The cast comprises Will Bozier and Winsor sharing the title role; Ashley Shaw and Zizi Strallen playing Lana; Paris Fitzpatrick and Dominic North playing Angelo; Kayla Collymore and Kate Lyons playing Rita; and Alan Vincent playing Dino. Winsor returns to the show to play Luca, the Car Man, after portraying multiple roles in the show's history.

Supporting cast members include Jonathon Luke Baker as Franco; Benjamin Barlow Bazeley as Fabio; Alistair Beattie as Marcello; Stephanie Billers as Delores; Isaac Peter Bowry as Elio; Cordelia Braithwaite as Mercedes; Ben Brown as Ricardo; Reece Causton as Dirk; Jade Copas as Natalie; Harrison Dowzell as Rocco; Cameron Flynn as Roberto; Rose Goddard as Sophia; Glenn Graham as Bruno; Bryony Harrison as Frankie; Shoko Ito as Elisabetta; Monique Jonas as Bianca; Nicole Kabera as Gina; Kurumi Kamayachi as Silvana; Katrina Lyndon as Monica; Rory Macleod as Marco; Andrew Monaghan as Vito; Stephen Murray as Chad; Harry Ondrak-Wright as Lorenzo; Edwin Ray as Alberto; Danny Reubens as Hot Rod; Sam Salter as Raf; Gabrielle de Souza as Giulietta; Catrin Thomas as Claudia; Christopher Thomas as Ugo; and Bryony Wood as Elsa.

The show features music by Terry Davies and Rodion Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite (after Bizet’s Carmen); direction and choreography by Bourne; lighting by Chris Davey; and sound by Paul Groothius.

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