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Subtitled 'An Auto-Erotic Thriller', Matthew Bourne's new dance scenario follows the dreams and passions of a small mid-western community, shattered by the arrival of a handsome young stranger. Fuelled by heat and desire, the inhabitants are drawn into a spiral of lust, suspicion and tragic consequences.

"Best Musical Event", Evening Standard Awards, 2000
Winner of the Manchester Evening News Theatre Award

Directed and choreographed by double Tony award winner Matthew Bourne.

Music by Terry Davies
with Rodion Shchedrin's Carmen Suite
based on Bizet's Carmen.

Produced by Katharine Doré for Adventures in Motion Pictures.

Musical Director - Brett Morris
Sound Design - Matt McKenzie/Autograph
Keyboard Programming - Philip Adams
Music Preparation - Colin Rae


Orchestra Leader - Gina McCormack
Orchestral Management - JB Management and Consultancy Services

Designer - Lez Brotherstone
Lighting - Chris Davey

The production has been filmed for Channel 4 and was screened Christmas 2001.


  1. Rita and Angelo
  2. Heat
  3. Hallucination


The Car Man in Japan

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