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The Car Man, review: Matthew Bourne pulls it off with this smart, sexy revival

  • Outside Dino’s diner and garage, in the hick Italian-American town of Harmony, there’s a sign that reads “Man wanted”. It’s a standard-issue call for hired help, presumably put up on the orders of its plodding but dictatorial proprietor. But, as far as his bored, preening pussycat of a wife Lana is concerned, there’s a missing word. “Real man wanted” is what she’d have scribbled, given the chance. Soon, much like Brad Pitt in Thelma and Louise, a bona fide beefcake, Luca, does indeed come swagge