The enchanting tale of an extraordinary boy who brings a slice of magic to an ordinary town…
Matthew Bourne’s magical dance production of Edward Scissorhands has carved a place in the hearts of audiences world-wide since its premiere in 2005.
Based on the classic Tim Burton movie and featuring the hauntingly beautiful music of Danny Elfman and Terry Davies, Bourne and his New Adventures Company return to this witty, bittersweet story of an incomplete boy left alone in a strange new world.
In a castle high on a hill lives Edward; a boy created by an eccentric inventor. When his creator dies he is left alone and unfinished with only scissors for hands until a kindly townswoman invites him to live with her suburban family. Can Edward find his place in the well-meaning community which struggles to see past his curious appearance to the innocence and gentleness within?
Presented by New Adventures, Martin McCallum and Marc Platt
Devised, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne
New music and arrangements by Terry Davies
Based on themes from the original motion picture score composed by Danny Elfman
Based on the original motion picture by arrangement with 20th Century Studios
Original story and motion picture directed by Tim Burton
Original screenplay, story and co-adaptation by Caroline Thompson
Designed by Lez Brotherston
Lighting designed by Howard Harrison
Sound designed by Paul Groothuis
By Special Arrangement with Buena Vista Theatricals
BSL interpreted PerformancesOur BSL performances are interpreted by a BSL signer. They use sign language to communicate what is sung and/or spoken by artists on stage.
Audio Described PerformancesThere are a limited number of Stalls seats reserved for partially sighted patrons, and headsets available for those wishing to listen to the audio description, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to book these options
Touch TourTo accompany the Audio Described performance, visually impaired patrons can go on a Touch Tour before the performance. Your tour guide will take you backstage, or onto the stage itself, to feel costumes and pieces of the set and learn more about the production. To find out touch tour times, please contact our Ticket Office at email@example.com or by calling 020 7863 8000.
Stunning! The wonders just keep coming in Bourne’s magical version
★★★★★ THE OBSERVER
Enchanting. The perfect festive treat for all the family
★★★★★ THE TIMES
Visually arresting and ceaselessly inventive. A mountain of eye candy!
Truly magical. A show for lovers of dance, musicals, films and everything in between
★★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN
Full of wit and invention. A joyful theatre experience
In conversation with Sir Matthew Bourne, hosted by Sir Alistair Spalding. BSL interpreted.