Edward Scissorhands, devised, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne, will set off on a national tour early next week, stopping off at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal along the way.
New Adventures’ magical production of Edward Scissorhands has carved a place in the hearts of thousands across the world since its premiere in 2005.
After sell out performances in Europe, America and Australia this spectacular modern fairy tale returns to the UK in its first major revival.
The iconic title role will be played by two popular New Adventures stars, Dominic North and Liam Mower.
Matthew Bourne said: “In 2005, I achieved a long-time ambition to bring Edward Scissorhands to the stage, and I am proud that New Adventures remains the only company globally to present this contemporary fairy tale classic. I remain supremely grateful to the original creators of the beloved movie, Tim Burton, Danny Elfman, and Caroline Thompson for their continued trust, support and openness in allowing us to develop this wonderful cinematic classic for another medium.
“The enthusiastic reaction of audiences throughout the world seems to have justified that trust and we are delighted to be bringing this magical production back for a new generation of dance lovers and theatregoers to enjoy.”
Based on the classic Tim Burton film and featuring the beautiful and unforgettable music by Danny Elfman and Terry Davies, this touching love story tells the bittersweet story of a boy created by a lonely inventor who dies leaving him alone and unfinished. Left with only scissors for hands, Edward must find his place in a strange suburban world where the well meaning community struggle to see past his appearance to the innocence and gentleness within.
Edward Scissorhands has music and arrangements by Terry Davies including themes from the motion picture by Danny Elfman.
Matthew Bourne is widely hailed as the UK’s most popular and successful choreographer/ director. He is the creator of the world’s longest running ballet production (Swan Lake), a five-time Olivier Award winner, and the only British director to have won Tony Awards for both Best Choreographer and Best Director of a Musical.
It can be seen at the Theatre Royal from January 20-24. Call the box office on 0115 9895555.