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A man and a woman kiss. The man has scissors for hands. They are surrounded by hedges in the shape of a heart.

Edward Scissorhands



Evenings: 7.30pm 
Matinees: Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm
Audio Described performance with pre-show touch tour: Sat 30 Mar, 2.30pm
Running time: 1hr 55mins (including interval)
Recommended: Contains haze, pyrotechnics, strobes, lightening flashes and fake blood.
Contains recorded music

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?

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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


‘Stunning! The wonders keep coming in Bourne’s magical version of the Tim Burton classic’

The Observer


‘Enchanting. The perfect treat for all the family’

The Times

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