Summer 2001

Set in a 21st century world of run-down neighbourhoods, seedy bars and dangerous city streets, this blazing new adaptation transfomed Bizet's intensely dramatic opera into a contemporary, urban street tradegy.


National UK Tour 2001 venues included: 

Theatre Royal

Bristol Old Vic

Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Bloomsbury Theatre, London

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

The Courtyard, Hereford

MacRobert Arts Centre, Sterling

Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Harrogate Theatre

Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

The Corn Exchange, Newbury

The Linbury Theatre, ROH2, Covent Garden





" Carmen which sizzles with sensuality and is splendidly performed…the Orchestra brings Bizet’s music to vigorous life "

Huddersfield Examiner

" A spirited new Carmen… a febrile, physically exciting account "

The Observer