Matthew Bourne’s smoulderingly sexy Car Man is back on tour this year and it’s a highlight of the new spring season at Wycombe Swan.
From big-budget musicals, West End transfers and old favourites, the new season promises something for everyone.
Gary Lucy leads from the full frontal in The Full Monty in April (read Stage Reviews verdict bit.ly/1uXBZLx)
Jodie Prenger proves she’s a sharp-shooter in the vintage musical Calamity Jane.
Calamity Jane can outrun and outshoot any man in Deadwood. Hard, boastful and desperate to impress, she travels to Chicago to recruit a star, Adelaide Adams, for the Deadwood Stage.
But things don’t go too smoothly for Calamity, as everyone in town favours the new girl and she struggles to keep her jealousy and pride in check.
The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas is based on the best-selling novel by John Boyne. It is a heart-wrenching tale of an unlikely friendship between two innocent boys set during World War II.
The Car Man, Matthew Bourne’s internationally acclaimed dance thriller, was first seen in 2000. It is loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera and has one of the most thrilling and instantly recognisable scores in New Adventures’ repertoire.
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.
More classic musicals are lined up for the year with Anything Goes in May and Oklahoma! set for August.