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THE CARMAN by Bourne/

THE CARMAN by Bourne/

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Asensational dance event from the internationally acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne and his Dance Company New Adventures is being shown on screen at the Key Theatre on March 14.

A delayed screening filmed live at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre last year, 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.

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

Starring: Alan Vincent, Zizi Strallen, Kate Lyons, Dominic North, Christopher Trenfield

The following night (March 15) there is a delayed live screening from the National Theatre, of Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny new play Hangmen.

In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry (David Morrissey - pictured above) is something of a local celebrity. But what’s the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they’ve abolished hanging?

Amongst the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd (Andy Nyman) and the peculiar Mooney (Johnny Flynn) lurk with very different motives for their visit.

Tickets from the Key box office on 01733 207239.