Dance theatre company New Adventures has announced the cast for its multi-award winning dance thriller The Car Man, which will tour until August 2015

The Car Man will tour until August 2015. BILL COOPER

The Car Man will tour until August 2015. BILL COOPER

It’s the first time the production – which is loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera – has been staged in eight years and it follows the worldwide success of Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker and Cinderella.

The Car Man’s familiar 19th century Spanish cigarette factory setting becomes a greasy garage diner in 1960s America, where the dreams and passions of a small town are shattered by the arrival of a handsome stranger.

Inspired by the Pulp Fiction novels of James M Cain and Raymond Chandler, Lez Brotherston’s design, Chris Davey’s evocative lighting and Matthew Bourne’s vivid storytelling create a dangerous and uncompromising vision of small-town America.

Jonathan Olivier and Chris Trenfield will play the title role of Luca, both recently acclaimed as ‘The Swan’ in Bourne’s Swan Lake.

Ashley Shaw and Zizi Strallen will dance the role of Lana.