Matthew Bourne's delightful adaptation of the classic Tim Burton motion picture is a treat for all the family. Featuring the beautiful music of Danny Elfman and Terry Davies, specially recorded for New Adventures in magnificent surround sound, this touching lovestory tells the bittersweet tale of a boy created with only scissors for hands, left alone in the world. Edward struggles to find his place in a strange new suburban world where the well-meaning community struggle to see past his strange appearance to the innocence and gentleness within. Edward Scissorhands is a parable for our times about the ultimate outsider whose journey builds to an unforgettable finale filled with theatrical magic.
After global success with his inspired interpretations of Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Nutcracker!, Bourne revisits (and reworks) Edward Scissorhands with his team of regular collaborators. Featuring set and costume designs by Olivier Award-winner Lez Brotherston, lighting by Howard Harrison and sound design by Paul Groothuis.
WORLD PREMIERE 14 Nov 2005 at the THEATRE ROYAL, PLYMOUTH
The original 2005–6 UK Tour began in Plymouth then played a Christmas season at London’s Sadler’s Wells (11 weeks), Southampton, Salford, Norwich, Wimbledon, Cardiff, Birmingham, Woking, Nottingham, Glasgow, Newcastle, Wycombe, Bradford and Milton Keynes. The final show of the original company was 13 May 2006 after 401 performances.
In 2006–7 the company embarked on an extensive International Tour playing Seoul (2 weeks), Tokyo (3 weeks), San Francisco (5 weeks), Los Angeles, (3 weeks), Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Washington DC, St Louis (2 weeks), Brooklyn NY (3 weeks), Toronto, Saint Paul, Denver, Seattle (3 weeks)
New Adventures became the first British dance company to play the iconic Sydney Opera House in 2009 with Edward Scissorhands.
2008–09 Revival: Sydney (3 weeks), Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne (2 weeks), Paris (4 weeks), Birmingham, Manchester,Wimbledon, Sadler’s Wells (7 weeks), Athens (2 weeks), Antwerp (final show 22 February 2009 after 585 performance).
It returned for a major UK Tour in 2014/15.