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Edward Scissorhands Tickets

See Matthew Bourne’s five star dance adaptation of the Tim Burton classic.
Production shot of Edward Scissorhands in London, with Liam Mower as Edward Scissorhands.
Production shot of Edward Scissorhands in London, with Katrina Lyndon as Kim Boggs.
Production shot of Edward Scissorhands in London, showing ensemble dancing by pairs.
Edward Scissorhands Tickets

About Edward Scissorhands

Matthew Bourne’s acclaimed production of Edward Scissorhands, based on the beloved gothic film by Tim Burton, returns to London this winter for the first time in nearly a decade. Book Edward Scissorhands tickets now on TodayTix.

Edward Scissorhands tells the story of an artificial human whose creator died before putting the finishing touches on his creation. As a result, Edward has scissors in place of hands. When well-meaning Peg Boggs finds Edward alone in his gothic castle and brings him back home with her, it’s not easy for Peg’s suburban neighbours to see past the blades at the tips of his hands.

The sensitive and artistic Edward struggles to fit into the Hope Springs community, even as he falls in love with Peg’s daughter Kim. Through enthralling music and captivating dance, this timeless modern fairytale explores how it feels to yearn for acceptance when you are unlike anybody else in the world.

Don’t miss your chance to see the award-winning theatrical event of the holiday season. Book your tickets to Edward Scissorhands on TodayTix.

Run time

1h 55m (incl. interval)

Start date

December 5th, 2023

End date

January 20th, 2024

Categories

Age

Age Suitability: 5+

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Production note
This show contains: Smoke / haze, pyros, snow falling and smoking.

Edward Scissorhands cast and creative team

By: Matthew Bourne, based on the screenplay by Caroline Thompson from a story by Thompson and Tim Burton, by arrangement with 20th Century Studios
Director: Matthew Bourne
Choreography: Matthew Bourne
Producer: New Adventures, Martin McCallum, Marc Platt by special arrangement with Buena Vista Theatricals Design: Lez Brotherston
Costumes: Lez Brotherston
Lighting: Howard Harrison
Sound: Paul Groothuis
Other info: Original music and arrangements by Terry Davies, based on themes from the film score composed by Danny Elfman

Venue

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, UK, EC1R 4TN

Directions

Location: Fringe/Off West End
Railway station: King's Cross St Pancras
Bus numbers: Rosebery Avenue 19, 38, 341. Upper Street 4, 43, 56, 153. Pentonville Road 30, 205, 214, 394, 476
Night bus numbers: Rosebery Avenue N19, N38, N41, 341. Upper Street 43. Pentonville Road 205, 214, N73
Car park: Bowling Green Lane (8mins)
Directions from tube: (5mins) Take Upper St towards the City Road crossroads. Continue straight and turn right into Rosebery Avenue, where the theatre is 100m down on the right.

More information about Edward Scissorhands

The story is told primarily through dance and visual effects, with an instrumental score composed by Danny Elfman and new music by Terry Davies. At some points during the show, it is jazzy and buoyant, reflecting the 1950s suburban community of Hope Springs. But other musical moments are portrayed with a gentle spookiness - as if playing a gothic lullaby.

The Edward Scissorhands film debuted in 1990. Matthew Bourne’s theatrical dance adaptation premiered at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London fifteen years later. It subsequently toured worldwide, including across the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the United States – where the show received the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience. After nearly a decade away from the London stage, and just in time for the holidays, Edward is back at Sadler’s Wells, cutting topiaries and carving ice sculptures once more.

What to watch for

  • We’re cautioned not to run with scissors from an early age. Can you imagine dancing ballet with enormous scissors on both of your hands? Matthew Bourne’s choreography imbues grace and delicacy in the most unlikely of movements for Edward (played by Liam Mower and Stephen Murray), particularly in the moving Farewell Duet pas de deux with Kim (Katrina Lyndon and Ashley Shaw).
  • When Edward Scissorhands first premiered on stages across the UK in 2005, dancer Kerry Biggin was one of the original performers to take on the role of Kim Boggs. Eighteen years later, Kerry will dance in Edward Scissorhands once more - this time as Kim’s mum Peg. ry
  • The production includes stunning visual effects, such as the imposing, fairytale-esque castle where Edward lives and the falling snow during the Ice Dance.
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