The leading characters created by Matthew Bourne for “THE CAR MAN” are among his most challenging both physically and emotionally. For this revival, a new generation of New Adventures’ stars will be making their debuts in these iconic roles.
The title role of ‘Luca, The Car Man’, will be played by JONATHAN OLLIVIER and CHRIS TRENFIELD; both recently acclaimed as ‘The Swan’ in Bourne’s “Swan Lake”. The role of ‘Lana’ will be danced by ASHLEY SHAW (currently enjoying great success as ‘Kim’ in “Edward Scissorhands”) and ZIZI STRALLEN, who joins us direct from the West End production of “Cats”. Zizi was last seen with New Adventures in “Cinderella” in 2011. ‘Rita’, Lana’s older sister, will be performed by KATY LOWENHOFF (also currently starring as ‘Kim’ in “Edward Scissorhands”) and KATE LYONS (Bourne’s “Sleeping Beauty”, “Early Adventures”). The demanding role of ‘Angelo’ will be shared by rising company star, LIAM MOWER, and one of New Adventures most popular leading men, DOMINIC NORTH. Dominic and Liam have both been receiving rave reviews for their moving performances as the title character in New Adventures’ “Edward Scissorhands” on its current UK Tour.
“THE CAR MAN” fans will be delighted to hear that the original ’Car Man’, ALAN VINCENT will be returning to the company to play Lana’s violent husband, ‘Dino’.
Completing a stellar cast, as the inhabitants of the fateful small town of Harmony USA are CORDELIA BRAITHWAITE, TOM CLARK, DANNY COLLINS, PIA DRIVER, FREYA FIELD, GLENN GRAHAM, TIM HODGES, NICOLE KABERA, KATRINA LYNDON, ANDREW MONAGHAN, LEON MORAN, DANNY REUBENS, KATIE WEBB, LAYTON WILLIAMS and DAN WRIGHT.