New Adventures reveals cast for The Car Man at Royal Albert Hall

Last Updated on 8 April 2022 by Showcall Editorial Team

Richard Winsor, Will Bozier, Zizzi Strallen and Ashley Shaw are among cast for Matthew Bourne’s ballet The Car Man at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Tickets on sale now

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Principal cast in New Adventures’ The Car Man at the Royal Albert Hall

Casting has been announced for a “reimagined” new staging of ballet The Car Man by Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Will Bozier and Richard Winsor will share the title role of Luca, the car man, while Ashley Shaw and Zizi Strallen will dance the role of Lana.

Paris Fitzpatrick and Dominic North will play Angelo, Kayla Collymore and Kate Lyons will have the role of Lana’s older sister, Rita, and Alan Vincent will play Lana’s violent husband, Dino.

The award-winning dance-thriller, based on Bizet’s opera Carmen, will play only 14 performances at the Royal Albert Hall from 9 to 19 June 2022.

Originally staged by New Adventures in 2000, the ballet has been “completely reimagined” for the “gladiatorial arena” of the Royal Albert Hall, with direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne.

The cast will also include 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.

Full daily principal casting for the Royal Albert Hall season will be posted on 10 May.

The creative team also includes designer Lez Brotherston, lighting designer Chris Davey and sound designer Paul Groothius.

The ballet is based on composer Rodion Shchedrin’s ballet score, Carmen Suite, with additional music by Terry Davies.

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